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Ballplayers and Bonesetters: One Hundred Ancient Aztec and Maya Jobs You Might Have Adored or Abhorred (Hardback)
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Ballplayers and Bonesetters: One Hundred Ancient Aztec and Maya Jobs You Might Have Adored or Abhorred (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 16/10/2008
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Imagine growing up in Mesoamerica before the Spanish Conquest (1350 -- 1521). What does your future hold? The ancient Aztecs, Maya and other Mesoamericans believed that the gods created a world where everyone had a role to play. Some people were born to rule, others to serve. If you were lucky, you might have been a high priest or a queen. On the other hand, you could have ended up as a latrine boatman or a slave destined to become a sacrificial victim. Find out what it was like to be a tax collector (don't try to keep any money for yourself; the penalty is death!) or a porter (only if you enjoy carrying heavy packs up mountains). Or perhaps you'd prefer building pyramids, raising dogs or being a royal cook (frog casserole with green chile, anyone?). Other jobs you might have held include: * Counterfeiter * Bell maker * Mosaic mask maker * Beekeeper. Featuring a fact-filled introduction, a timeline and humorous illustrations, this book offers a unique view of one of the most remarkable civilizations of all time.

Publisher: Annick Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554511419
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 511 g
Dimensions: 267 x 210 x 10 mm


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Readable and humorous ... A solid purchase for elementary school and public libraries.--Ann Welton, Helen B Stafford Elementary, Tacoma TX"School Lilbrary Journal" (12/01/2008)
Readable and humorous ... the descriptions of the vocations yield a rich view of the culture, and the breezy text makes this as much a browsing as a reference title. The colorful cartoon illustrations enhance the text, adding just the right artistic complement... A solid purchase for elementary school and public libraries.--Ann Welton, Helen B Stafford Elementary, Tacoma TX"School Lilbrary Journal" (12/01/2008)
An excellent source for a report about Mesoamerican life. With short paragraphs on each occupation, cartoon pictures of Mesoamericans at their jobs, and bubble commentary, this kid-friendly narrative will entice with its humor and unexpected trivia.--Ellizabeth Breau"ForeWord" (01/03/2009)

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