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The Boy Who Wouldn't Obey: A Mayan Legend
According to Mayan legend, Chac is one of the gods of the sky who control rain, wind, thunder, and lighting. With his bottomless gourd of rain, his bag of winds, his booming drum, and his flashing ax, Chac is a mighty lord. But all his powers can't give him the patience to handle a mischievous mortal boy he plucks from the forest to be his servant. This particular boy rare ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published April 5th 2000 by Greenwillow Books
(first published April 2000)
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This book is based on a Mayan legend called "Chac," and could be used in a social studies class to supplement a unit on Mayan history. It would also work well in a language arts class during a study on legends. The story is fun because it is filled with fantasy and the pages are covered in very bright illustrations that are reminiscent of Tommy DiPaola's work. Although little cultural information about the Maya is seen in the actual story, the author uses an end note to provide background knowle ...more
This book is based off of a Mayan Legend about a boy who never listened. It was meant to explain how we get thunder, rain and lightning. It would be good for Elementary students to get an idea of different legends and Mayan history. I did not like how mean "Chac" was to the boy, and that could possibly scare the kids.