April 8, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Meet the authors of the exciting Mayan fantasy adventure series, The Jaguar Stones. In this information presentation, kids will get to find their own birthdays on the Mayan calendar, and make a cook Mayan button to take home. Chat with the authors, ask questions, and hear their tales of their adventures! For elementary and middle school kids. Free!
Note: This program replaces our regularly scheduled Fiction Fridays program.
Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of The Jaguar Stones series. Pamela does most of the writing and Jon does most of the illustrating. Their books tell the story of a city boy and a jungle girl – a mirror image of Jon’s wild childhood in Latin America and Pamela’s altogether tamer upbringing in an English seaside town. The Voelkels met in London, where they both worked at the same advertising agency, and now live in Vermont.
To research the Jaguar Stones, they and their three adventure-loving children have explored over forty Maya sites in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico; canoed down underground rivers; tracked howler monkeys in the jungle; and learned to make tortillas on an open fire. Jon’s most frightening experience was being lost in a pitch-black labyrinth under a Maya pyramid. Pamela’s most frightening experience was being interviewed by Al Roker on Today.
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