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The Well of Sacrifice de Chris Eboch
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The Well of Sacrifice (edició 1999)

de Chris Eboch (Autor), Bryn Barnard (Il·lustrador)

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When a Mayan girl in ninth-century Guatemala suspects that the High Priest sacrifices anyone who stands in the way of his power, she proves herself a hero.
Membre:e.upperel
Títol:The Well of Sacrifice
Autors:Chris Eboch (Autor)
Altres autors:Bryn Barnard (Il·lustrador)
Informació:Clarion Books (1999), Edition: First Printing, 240 pages
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I have never read a book like this one. I am in love with ancient times, and this one was amazing. Not only was the setting of the book rare, but the story, culture, and characters of the book were perfectly portrayed and just fascinating. It's a thrilling as well as educational read.
1 vota blairelizabeth | Oct 11, 2012 |
Chris Bloch's "Well of Sacrifice" is a fictional anthropological tour of Maya life set during the tenth century just as the Maya civilization has peaked and the mighty Mesoamerican civilzation starts to crumble. This wonderful book, targeted at 6th grade and up, is strong in historical and cultural content and makes a terrific complement to an educational program, or in preparation for travel to the Yucatan or anywhere in Central America where the Maya had significant presence. Imbued with cultural context, Bloch's narrative makes the educational content fully engaging.

While Maya nobility and royalty play a key role in the story, the focus of Bloch's book is on the common people, specifically one young girl named Eveningstar Macaw, and how, through the will of her personality, changes this one Maya city. The Story is not action-filled until the last 40 pages or so, but it moves quickly and Evengstar is well-developed.

She's very respectful and religious, but not blindly so. She's free-thinking and logical, while also proscribing to her deep religious foundational beliefs (sacrifices and all).

Through Eveningstar, author Bloch takes the reader on a tour of Mayan society, and this what makes the book truly standout. We read about the Maya culture, religion, as well as their calendaring system. As Eveningstar finds her way through the difficulties of Mayan life, the reader learns about the society's professions, food, hobbies, trade, death rituals, medicinal and construction capabilities, and military. Bloch even builds a scene at a ball court, found at many Maya sites throughout Mesoamerica. The story concludes with a view into some of the climatological, military, religious and societal reasons as to why the Classic Maya age came to an end.

Bloch takes the archaeological-based realities of Maya life, and communicates it through a strong and simple narrative.

I enjoyed this book as an adult. It puts flesh on the bone of a people I know relatively little about. I'll ask my 11 and14 year olds to read it before we travel to the Yucatan and visit Chchen Itza and Tulum. ( )
  JGolomb | Jun 26, 2011 |
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The Well of Sacrifice is a middle grade adventure set in ninth-century Guatemala. Kirkus Reviews called The Well of Sacrifice, “[An] engrossing first novel….Eboch crafts an exciting narrative with a richly textured depiction of ancient Mayan society….The novel shines not only for a faithful recreation of an unfamiliar, ancient world, but also for the introduction of a brave, likable and determined heroine.” ( )
Aquesta ressenya ja no es mostra perquè diversos usuaris l'han marcada com a abús de les Condicions d'ús (mostra-la).
  ChrisEboch | Sep 4, 2009 |
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