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The Honey Jar

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An Americas Award Commended Title

In this book -- the companion volume to The Girl From Chimel -- Nobel Peace Prize winner and Maya activist Rigoberta Menchu Tum returns to the world of her childhood.

The Honey Jar brings us the ancient stories her grandparents told her when she was a little girl, and we can imagine her listening to them by the fire at night. These Maya tale
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published January 16th 2006 by Groundwood Books (first published 2003)
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Barbara McEwen
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fascinating creation myths and tales from the Mayan people of Guatemala, with vibrant colourful pictures.
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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.
An interesting look at Mayan folklore. Some stories are pretty strange, but overall a nice collection.
This was a hard book to get into, but the story line was pretty good.
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Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Spanish pronunciation: [riɣoˈβerta menˈtʃu], born 9 January 1959) is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life to publicizing the plight of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promoting indigenous rights in the country. She received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize and Prince o ...more
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