Item description for Caminantes del sol (Spanish Edition) by Edna Iturralde...
The Andes Mountains of present-day Peru and Ecuador provide the setting for this adventure novel. The story develops during the government of Tpac Inca Yupanqui, second ruler of the Tahuantinsuyo empire, son of Pachactec: the greatest of the Inca emperors. This book provides a meticulously accurate portrayal of the customs and history of the Incas and of their modern descendants, the Saraguro, within the context of exciting adventures.
Description in Spanish: Esta narracin, que es una historia novelada, une y hermana a nuestros pueblos que comparten profundas races indgenas. El relato se desenvuelve durante el gobierno de Tpac Inca Yupanqui, segundo emperador del Tahuantinsuyo, hijo de Pachactec: el fundador del imperio de los incas. Hay bastante recreacin literaria sobre un fondo de realidad de escenarios y personajes que existieron de verdad.
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Studio: Alfaguara Infantil
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Alfaguara Infantil
ISBN 9978074317 ISBN13 9789978074312
Reviews - What do customers think about Caminantes del sol (Spanish Edition)?
An Inca Adventure Story Nov 11, 2004
As is typical of the well-known Ecuadorian children's writer Edna Iturralde, in Caminantes del Sol she combines historical and ethnic accuracy with an adventure story that will enthrall children (and adults too). An Inca Coya is about to be sent to meet the sun when suddenly the mark of a puma paw appears on her arm. No longer perfect, she escapes as the priests argue about what to do, and then travels with her grandfather to Saraguro, in what is now southern Ecuador, meeting Inca gods and goddesses along the way, using her magic staff to transport herself in time to the Spanish Conquest and present-day Saraguro, and out-witting her bitter enemy, the Inca priest that tried to sacrifice her. Iturralde writes perfect, simple, clear Spanish, making the book ideal practice for Spanish students. The color illustrations are not only beautiful but accurately convey the appearance of Inca buildings and dress. The black and white drawings at the end of each chapter are taken from the illustrations the Spanish explorer Puma made just as the Inca empire was being conquered. This is a unique, original book written from the heart and from the heart of the Andes. Highly recommended!