Clare Hibbert - Mayan Civilization - Hachette Children's Group

Mayan Civilization

By Clare Hibbert

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Become a history detective and find out more about Mayan civilisation. This book is a great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.
Biographical Notes

Clare specializes in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, art and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Clare likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750294164
  • Publication date: 23 Apr 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland

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' heads between boards?") There are also some suggestions for Mayan-themed projects, including writing Mayan rulers' names in hieroglyphics.

This slim, lightweight book is perfect for sliding into a child'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
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