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About Helen Pugh
Helen Pugh has long believed that it's important to rescue historical women from obscurity and make sure that "herstory" is taught alongside "history"!
Her interest in South America and the Incas began in 2006, when she first went to Ecuador. Then, from 2011 she lived there for 7 continuous years, 6 in the Amazon Region and 1 in Quito. She experienced domestic violence and very long and traumatic legal battles there so can relate to some of the women in 'Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire' on that front.
Helen studied Spanish and Italian at University and has a lifelong passion for history, especially that of historical women who made history, but have been sidelined.
Acompaña a la diosa Pachamama y al arco iris Cuychi en un viaje épico por la historia incaica. Conocerás a dioses, diosas, un mago, reinas, reyes, príncipes, princesas, secuestradores, guerreros, conquistadores, buscadores de tesoros, exploradores, heroínas, héroes y dos volcanes enamorados.
Abróchate el cinturón y acompáñanos en esta aventura cultural y educativa por Sudamérica.
De las 12 historias incaicas bien investigadas que puedes compartir con tus hijos, 8 de ellas son hermosas leyendas y 4 son cuentos basados en sucesos históricos. Nueve de las historias han sido adaptadas para los niños a partir de las narraciones de "Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire" y 3 cuentos son totalmente nuevos.
Incluye la Sección extra: Páginas para colorear.
¡Para las edades de 8 a 80 años!
Este libro es para personas que sienten curiosidad por la historia de Perú, Ecuador, Chile o Bolivia, y que quieren echar un vistazo a la sabiduría, el conocimiento y las creencias indígenas en la época prehispánica.
“Me encanta el concepto de este libro. La autora ha hecho una extensa investigación sobre el imperio incaico. También tiene algunas leyendas fascinantes de las diosas incas y mi favorita es Pachamama.”
"Este es un libro bien investigado. Helen escribe en un estilo moderno para involucrar al lector."
"Muy buenas historias culturales. Es una pena que no sean muy conocidas".
Enter a world steeped in legend...
A moon rising from a shimmering lake,
A woman turned into corn by the sun,
A cave that gives birth to a civilisation,
A boy who cries tears of blood,
A girl whose icy body is preserved for hundreds of years,
A man who regularly asked his dead mother for advice
And Mother Nature, whose influence reaches over everyone...
Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire Part 1 tells fascinating true stories and legends about Inca women and Inca goddesses who lived in South America before the Spanish Conquest, many of whom lived through challenging times.
This book includes a discussion guide.
The book is my humble contribution to “herstory”- the history of women, the history of our foremothers, the women who made history yet were edited out of traditional textbooks. This is Inca history with the women edited back in, a book for anyone who is curious about historical women and ready to explore the world of powerful goddesses and strong Inca women, who lived before and during the Spanish Conquest. Well-researched historical reading that isn't heavy going.
Praise for part 1:
“I love the concept of this book."
“An interesting and unique read!”
“A really good read for anyone interested in how women can survive.”
"The originality is refreshing- accessible, interesting books about the lives of Inca women and goddesses are hard to come by."
Includes a discussion guide.
There are maps of countries, the empire itself and more detailed maps of specific parts of countries.
Also, I love maps. #MapsForTheWin!
"Lágrimas de sangre" forma parte de "Cuentos incatásticos", un viaje épico por la historia y las leyendas incas.
The upper photo of the front cover is a genuine Shuar dwelling that was on the side of the road on the way from Puyo to Macas in Ecuador. The lower one is a view of the rainforest as taken from Macas. Of all the towns and cities I visited in the Ecuadorian Amazon region, Macas was my favourite.
'Tears of Blood' is part of Inca-tastic Tales- an epic journey through Inca history and legends.
Praise for Inca-tastic Tales:
"This book really brings Inca history to life for kids!"
"The pictures throughout the book of family-trees, countryside, and maps were helpful in understanding the culture and legends."
"Children get to find out what their Inca name is and this absolutely fascinated my children! I would recommend it to young readers and anyone else that wants to read tales about Incas."
Unravel the mysteries surrounding her and the Apurimac River where she led worship of a sacred goddess.
Discover her courage when she uses her gifts to resist the Spanish Conquest.
All this and more in 'Mama Sarpay'.
An extract from 'Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire'.
Micaela Bastidas Puyucawa and her husband, known as Tupac Amaru II, led a huge uprising against the Spanish.
Who was Micaela exactly? What was she like? How did the movement end? And what legacy did the couple leave behind?
All this and more in 'Andean Storm'.