Spanish seminarian Julián Escobar, known to the Mayas as Lord Kukulcán and worshipped as a god, witnesses the fall of the Mayan and Incan civilizations with the coming of Cortés and Pizarro.
A young Spanish seminarian, whom the Mayas believe is their powerful god, Kukulcán, witnesses the coming of Cortés and the capture of the magnificent Aztec city, Tenochtitlan.
Tom Barton and his Uncle Jack live on the edge of danger, smuggling goods under the very nose of the king's searchers. Shrewd, brave, desperate at times, they make run after run across the Channel, braving rough seas, heavy winds, and a growing restlessness among their countrymen. All Europe is aflame with the writing and preaching of Martin Luther. Tom and his uncle come into contact with another man, William Tyndale, whose work and prayer is to put an English Bible into the hands of the common people.
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For the millions of children around the world who loved The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell continues the breathtaking story of Karana, a Native American woman stranded on an island off the coast of California. O'Dell mixes stirring drama with historical insights into 18th-century California Mission life to create an unforgettable sequel to a modern classic of children's literature.
Island of the Blue Dolphins is the remarkable story of a strange and beautiful Indian girl who lives a serene and courageous life as the solitary survivor on an island off the California coast. Left behind when the rest of her tribe fled, she waits, year after year, for a ship to come for her. She fights for her very survival, building a shelter, hunting for food, and making weapons to stave off her enemies, the wild dogs who took her brother.
"Rich in cultural details and extremely well read."
A young Native American woman, accompanied by her infant and her cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.
©1979 Scott O'Dell; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"A superbly written novel, rich in plot and historical detail." (School Library Journal)
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