Well of Sacrifice

Well of Sacrifice

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Item #: 007563
ISBN: 9780395903742
Grades: 5-9

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Set in the 9th century during the height of Mayan civilization, this novel offers a peek into daily life and culture in a Mayan city. When we first meet her, Eveningstar Macaw is ten and is in the unique position of being a girl with the freedom to roam into the jungle. Her mother is a healer, but she has no time for collecting herbs a job which falls to Eveningstar. On one of these trips, she spies a band of "Savages," another tribe who has been warring with her people for years. Although she is seen by a shy young Savage boy, she escapes back to the city to tell her older brother, who is a warrior. The warriors leave, and days go by before they return with a victory and captives, including the young boy. Because of Eveningstar's brother's bravery and decisiveness, her whole family is raised to noble status. They adopt the young captive, whom Eveningstar dubs "Small," and they begin to enjoy a more privileged position in the city. All too soon this privilege turns to danger. The king has died without a successor, and the high priest will stop at nothing to claim the position himself. With faithful Small at her side, Eveningstar survives tragedy and even sacrifice to stop the high priest's deceptive reign of evil. While the storyline may be a bit unbelievable at times (particularly for a girl in the time period), I enjoyed this book tremendously. Eveningstar is a brave, dedicated and passionate heroine who provides an inspiring role model to readers of all ages. By Chris Eboch, 236 pgs, hc. Jess

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
9
ISBN
9780395903742
Binding
Trade Cloth
Pages
240
Edition
Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc., Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
10 to 14
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Bryn Barnard (Illustrator)
Author
Chris Eboch
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Houghton Mifflin
Weight
0.76 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.58" x 5.77" x 0.83"
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