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A Gift for Ampato Hardcover – International Edition, September 3, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Lexile Measure: 840L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books; 1St Edition edition (September 3, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888993587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888993588
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 5-8-In the Inca culture, during times of great stress, such as crop failures, young women were chosen to become human sacrifices, and it was considered a great honor to be selected. This brief but moving account follows the fate of Timta, a girl chosen to leave her family and become one of those servants of the gods. When she learns what her fate is to be, she rebels. In an afterword, the author admits that the kind of struggle against established norms that her character demonstrates would have been highly unlikely in the structured Inca society. The author prefaces each chapter with related details of the actual discovery of a mummified body of a young girl on the slopes of Nevado Ampato in 1995. The telling details of daily life and the satisfactory resolution of the conflict make this a worthwhile selection. While it stands on its own, the story could also be used as supplemental reading for students studying the culture. Try pairing it with Johan Reinhard's photo-essay Discovering the Inca Ice Maiden (National Geographic, 1998).
David N. Pauli, Portland Jewish Academy, OR
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 2001
Once upon a time, falling volcanic ash might have hurt community crops and led a brave teen to scale sacred Mount Ampato. Within the last decade, ash and smoke from Nevado Sabancaya melted slopes and led mountain climbers Johan Reinhard and Miguel Zarate to the 14-year-old's mummified body. Author Susan Vande Griek starts each chapter of her suspenseful short story with facts about finding Juanita. A GIFT FOR AMPATO also works as cultural background to Janet Buell's ICE MAIDEN OF THE ANDES, David Getz's FROZEN GIRL, Harriet Griffey's SECRETS OF THE MUMMIES, Nova's FROZEN IN HEAVEN video, and Dr Reinhard's DISCOVERING THE INCA ICE MAIDEN.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 2003
Dans le royaume des incas, des cendres du volcan etaient-elles la cause de la faible recolte et de la faim? Cinq siecles apres, des cendres et la fumee du Nevado Sabancaya fondaient les versants glaces et enneiges du Mont Ampato. Alors deux alpinistes, le Dr Johan Reinhard et Miguel Zarate, reussissaient a y retrouver le corps d'une adolescente inca. L'auteur ecrit un conte pour dire pourquoi une jeune fille de 14 ans grimpait jusqu'au sommet du Mont Ampato. Chaque chapitre du conte est precede par des faits de la decouverte de la jolie Juanita. Quelle courageuse, mourante sacrifiee pour aider a sa communaute et, avec son corps bien momifie, a la science 500 ans plus tard.
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