The History Detective Investigates: Mayan Civilization - History Detective Investigates (Paperback)
  • The History Detective Investigates: Mayan Civilization - History Detective Investigates (Paperback)

The History Detective Investigates: Mayan Civilization - History Detective Investigates (Paperback)

Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 23/04/2015
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Who were the Maya? Why did the Maya build temples? What was Mayan writing like? How did the Maya dress? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about Mayan civilisation. The detective shows readers how to make a pictorial timeline of important Mayan kings, construct your own model pyramid, based on a real Mayan one and find ways to make delicious Mayan meals. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9780750294164
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 266 x 218 x 14 mm


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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