Anita Croy - Mayas and Incas - Hachette Children's Group

Mayas and Incas

By Anita Croy

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Using important events, stories, myths and objects to bring ancient civilisations to life

The Mayas and Incas were skilled builders, artists and inventors, and one of the best ways to discover how they lived is by studying the artefacts they made. Just as ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them, the stories people told can reveal what they thought about their world. This book combines facts about the Mayas and Incas with photographs of the artefacts they left behind and the stories they shared with each other to present a full picture of life at the time.

Biographical Notes

Anita Croy has written numerous books for children, mainly about ancient and modern history and the geography of Asia and the Americas, where she has travelled widely. She lives in London with her young family.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445161877
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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