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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu

Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu

Spring 2003 Non-Fiction
Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
Author: Ted Lewin
ISBN: 0-399-23302-4
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Review:
High in the Andes in 1911, a small boy has a dream about a tall stranger carrying a black box. His dream seems so real that he believes it foretells something wonderful. Sixty miles away in Cusco, Hiram Bingham, a Yale professor, is asking everyone about the rumored lost city of the Inca. No one knows anything about it until a farmer finally leads him on an extremely perilous journey across rivers, through snake-infested jungles, and high into the mountains where the little boy and the tall stranger with his camera meet. The results still astonish the world. Watercolors illustrate the exquisite natural approaches to and setting for Machu Picchu.
Kemie Nix   ©2003 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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