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You Wouldn't Want to be a Mayan Soothsayer by Rupert Matthews

You Wouldn't Want to be a Mayan Soothsayer

Written by Rupert Matthews
Illustrated by David Antram
Part of the You Wouldn't Want to be... Series

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You Wouldn't Want to be a Mayan Soothsayer by Rupert Matthews

You are the son of a Mayan soothsayer, living near the city of Copan in about AD 710. Becoming a soothsayer yourself means you could become an important man. However, you'd rather stay in your peaceful village being a farmer - get something wrong as a soothsayer and you'll be sacrificed! You Wouldn't Want To Be is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events.

About the Author

Rupert Matthews is an author of history and information books for children and adults. Alongside writing, he has also worked as a broadcaster and history consultant for television and film productions. David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator. He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

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40 pages


Rupert Matthews
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Publication date

28th October 2016



Publisher Profile

Scribblers an imprint of Salariya Book Company Ltd is an imprint of Scribbler


The Salariya Book Company publishes books for all ages both internationally and domestically through its imprints Book House, Scribblers and Scribo. Independent Children's Publisher of the Year 2010.

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