Mayan Civilization by Clare Hibbert


Mayan Civilization by Clare Hibbert

Who were the Maya? Why did the Maya build temples? What was Mayan writing like? How did the Maya dress? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about Mayan civilisation. The detective shows readers how to make a pictorial timeline of important Mayan kings, construct your own model pyramid, based on a real Mayan one and find ways to make delicious Mayan meals. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.


Twelve colourful spreads take readers through the many fascinating facets of Mayan life, from ritual bloodletting to stargazing. Added impetus is given by the cartoon figure Sherlock Bones, a canine detective whose paw prints appear throughout the book, prompting kids to solve various mysteries ( Why did parents press their babies

? ) There are also some suggestions for Mayan-themed projects, including writing Mayan rulers

's backpack for plane or train journeys. And if you are going elsewhere, there are lots more in this History Detective Investigates series, with other new titles out soon, including the Indus Valley and Early Islamic Civilisation. -- Rhonda Carrier The National Geographic Traveller magazine'

About the Author

CLARE HIBBERT has written more than 200 information books for children. History and natural history are her favourite topics. She has been shortlisted for the Aventis Junior Science Prize, highly commended by the Geographical Association, commended by NASEN and won Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. She lives in Kent with her husband, two children and a rather pesky lurcher.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

23rd April 2015



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