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Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu [Hardcover]

By Ted Lewin (Author) & Ted Lewin (Illustrator)
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Overview
Tells of the incredible find of Hiram Bingham who, while in search of Vilcapampa in 1911 in the deep forests of Peru with his young guide, accidentally came across the ruins of the lost city of Macchu Picchu--one of the wonders of the world.

Publishers Description

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.

Awards and Recognitions
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin has received the following awards and recognitions -

  • Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) - 2003 Winner - Silver category


Citations And Professional Reviews
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 919
  • Publishers Weekly - 06/02/2003 page 51
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 06/01/2003 page 807
  • School Library Journal - 06/01/2003 page 163
  • Booklist - 07/01/2003 page 1895
  • Horn Book Magazine - 09/01/2003 page 631
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 09/01/2003 page 23
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 221
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 62
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 221
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 614


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Philomel
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.32" Width: 9.6" Height: 0.44"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 2, 2003
Publisher   Philomel
Age  8-11
ISBN  0399233024  
ISBN13  9780399233029  
UPC  048228016991  


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More About Ted Lewin


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo.

Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Velazquez, and Goya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brother's footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler--the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler.

Ted's career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and it's only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating children's books. "I'm having more fun doing this than anything I've ever done before," he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India.

Ted and his wife Betsy live in Brooklyn, New York, where they share their home with two cats, Slick and Chopper.


Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo.

Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N.C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Velazquez, and Goya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brother's footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler--the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler.

Ted's career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and it's only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating children's books. "I'm having more fun doing this than anything I've ever done before," he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India.

Ted and his wife Betsy live in Brooklyn, New York, where they share their home with two cats, Slick and Chopper.



Ted Lewin currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.

Ted Lewin has published or released items in the following series...
  1. I Like to Read Books
  2. Women of Our Time


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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( L ) > Lewin, Ted
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Central & South America
4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Exploration & Discovery
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Popular Culture
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
7Books > Subjects > History > Americas > South America > Peru


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An extraordinary testimony to archaeological history  Jul 27, 2003
Accessibly written and very beautifully by Caldecott Honor Winner Ted Lewin, Lost City: The Discovery Of Machu Picchu is a picturebook history presentation about a 1911 journey into Peru in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. What was actually discovered was the forgotten city of Machu Picchu, resulting in an extraordinary testimony to archaeological history and a Native American legacy, in this wonderfully illustrated, deftly told, and strongly recommended story.
 

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