When a city kid from Boston gets lost in the perilous rainforest, a local Maya girl comes to his rescue. Together, these teens from different worlds take off on a series of fast, thrilling, and laugh-out-loud funny adventures that explore Maya culture, mythology, and the meaning of belonging.
- high-level language use made accessible through a highly engaging and fast-paced story.
- explores interactions between different cultures, such as ancient/modern Maya, present-day North/Central America, Maya/conquistadors, Maya/Aztecs, city/rainforest dwellers.
- wide-ranging, story-embedded references to rainforest ecosystems.
- contains rich visuals:
illustrations and maps
throughout the text
and in the extensive
Free crosscurricular on the Maya, the rainforest and the Jaguar Stones series.
The Jaguar Stones series:
A world of Maya themed adventures for students,
a wide range of free resources for teachers.
Free Skype visits with classes reading the Jaguar Stones books. To schedule contact us at
to display your students' Jaguar Stones and Maya related projects/artwork
Interactive page for students to ask questions about the books and the Maya.
Request your students' in the Maya calendar
to the best Maya websites - all vetted by experts.
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