The new book, The Curse of the Maya, written by Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan, is now available to buy. We, at Loom, are excited by this project as it is aimed at a new audience for us. The target audience for the book is 9-13-year-olds and we think this book would be ideal for English classrooms where, in the UK, this would be suitable for a Guided Reading text.
This gripping tale of twin twelve-year-olds, Verity and Ethan, who travel to Guatemala with their father, is packed full of archaeological intrigue. Whilst excavating a newly found Maya city, an ancient mask is discovered. Is the mask the cause of the end of the Maya civilisation, or is something more underhand going on? Will these children find out the answer as they deal with danger, kidnap, excitement and mystery? After the earlier death of their mother, the children have to deal with problem-solving as independent young minds in the confusing world of a foreign country. What will it take to succeed?
This book melds great writing with fast-paced action and adventure, whilst also asking questions of the reader. With more than a hint of philosophy for young people, this book offers much for its readers.
An early endorsement from Rebecca Bradley, author of Cadon Hunter, reads:
“Both entertaining thought-provoking, an exciting journey through danger, and philosophy, bugs, betrayal, sibling rivalry, and an awesome archaeological puzzle.”
To grab the book now from Amazon (it will be available on Kobo and Nook by the end of the week):