Who were people of the ancient world? What was it like to be a farmer or a soldier or an artisan in ancient times? This series creates portraits of life in ancient civilizations through the inhabitants. Each chapter focuses on a different part of society, such as peasants, scholars/scribes, priests, soldiers, rulers, and more. The ancient Maya were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in what today is Mexico and Central America. They built many impressive cities, such as Copan, and farmed the land, growing corn and other crops. The Maya culture collapsed when Spanish conquistadors overtook the Maya in the 1500s.
About the Author :
Lila Perl has contributed to Ancient Maya as an author. In Her Own Words...
"I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and had a very ordinary and uneventful (as it seemed to me) childhood. I read voraciously, but it never occurred to me that I would one day become a writer. For one thing, I had never met a "real, live author," as young people do nowadays in their schools and libraries. And, in any case, most of the writers I read in my growing-up years, like Charles Dickens and Louisa May Alcott, were dead.
"I didn't begin to publish juvenile fiction and nonfiction until my own children were in the fourth or fifth grades at school. I was stimulate
|Title:||Ancient Maya||Publisher:||Childrens Press|
|No. of Pages:||112|
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