The Discovery of Machu Picchu
ISBN 9780399233029 | 48 pages | 02 Jun 2003 | Philomel | 9.64 x 11.37in | 7 - 12 years
Parents' Choice Award 2003
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Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.
Ted Lewin traveled to Peru and walked some of the same jungle and mountain paths as his characters to research this story and create the powerful paintings of this remarkable ancient city.
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