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Lawrence Kovacs is a teacher of gifted and talented children in grades kindergarten through 12. He lived in Bolivia for 16 months and spent a year in Peru. He lives in Bath, Maine. Farah Rizvi is a graphic designer and an illustrator. She lives in White River Junction, Vermont.


Gr 4-6-Students who have no prior knowledge of the Inca will learn much about this civilization in this lively volume that's chock-full of facts about such topics as religion, festivals and food, clothing and textiles, architecture, and the Spanish conquest. The Inca mastered their difficult Andean environment and handily overtook all would-be rivals, yet their empire flourished for only a few centuries. This title clearly explains how they accomplished all that they did-and why they ultimately fell into ruin. Overall, the activities aren't very interesting, useful, or particularly illustrative of the culture, customs, or traditions, and they aren't applicable to other studies. Children will likely most appreciate the activities relating to food and beverages. As such, this book should be considered an additional purchase.-Carol Goldman, Queens Library, NY (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Dr. Tamara L. Bray, Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University "This book provides a fun and well-illustrated introduction to the Inca and the Andean region of South America that they ruled. Filled with facts about the Inca empire, cultural adaptations in the Andes, the local environment, high-altitude agriculture and more, the book takes what we know from archaeology and ethnohistory and communicates it in a way designed to stimulate comparison between our present-day culture and that of an ancient people from a distant time and place." Michael A. Malpass, Charles A. Dana Professor in the Social Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, Ithaca College "This detailed and up-to-date book about the Incas gives a real sense of what the Incas were like, and how they were able to create such a large empire in so short a time. The activities are fun and exciting. They should provide hours of stimulating activity for students. I highly recommend this book."

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