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An ancient calendar comes to an end in 2012-- and many predict the world will end with it. Can one Mayan girl make a difference?

Rosalba is a nine-year-old Mayan girl living in rural Mexico. Like her mother and grandmother, she weaves stories of her people onto blouses, ensuring that the age-old traditions continue. But new in? uences are entering her life. A ladina girl from the city, visiting with her scientist father, passes on the astonishing news that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012. Rosalba knows nothing about that, but her village is faced with a bulldozer tearing through the forest, dying wildlife, and corn? elds in danger. Rosalba's new friend tells her she must do something to help, but what? As she ponders, she dreams of an ancient Mayan boy, eyes bound in a shamanistic ritual, who hints at a way she can make her voice heard. Interweaving a contemporary story with a mythical dream narrative, Carolyn Marsden spins a gripping tale of friendship, cultural identity, and urgent environmental themes.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on September 27, 2011 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763648205
ISBN-13: 9780763648206
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  • swagzip
    swagzipSaturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm
    I want to read this sooooo bad
    • goodreader
      goodreaderFriday, May 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm
      I need this book so bad.
      • fuzzle
        fuzzleMonday, May 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm
        i REALLY want this book

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