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The Honey Jar

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The Honey Jar retells the ancient stories Rigoberta Menchú's grandparents told her when she was a little girl, and we can imagine her listening to them by the fire at night. These Mayan tales include natural phenomena narratives and animal stories. The underworld, the sky, the sun and moon, plants, people, animals, gods, and demigods are all players in these vibrant storie...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Groundwood Books (first published 2003)
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Dec 11, 2011 Leatha added it
This is a book of short stories and tales. They are stories that were told to Rigoberta during her childhood from her grandparents. Many of the stories talk about the Mayan culture. The stories and tales include: the moon, sky, sun, animals, and plants.

This would be a great book for children to read. Recommended for 4th-6th grade. The book is very entertaining and will let the child use their imagination.
The author retells ancient Maya stories told to her by her grandparents. The stories include the sky, the sun and moon, plants, people, animals, and gods.

This was a difficult read for me. Honestly, I can quite pinpoint why. I usually enjoy creation stories. I think I will have to revisit this one at another time.
This was a hard book to get into, but the story line was pretty good.
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