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Secrets in Stone

All About Maya Hieroglyphs

by (author) Laurie Coulter

illustrated by Sarah Jane English

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jun 2003
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2003
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price

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Secrets in Stone takes you through how the great cities of the Maya were rediscovered and how after a century the secrets of the Maya hieroglyphs were deciphered, revealing the lost culture of the Maya. Page by page, this ancient civilization comes alive with many colourful illustrations and intriguing photographs that introduce us to its cities, kings, rituals and costumes. Includes a GlyphMaster for creating your very own mystery messages.

About the authors

Laurie Coulter is a children's book author who specializes in historical nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Toronto. You can learn more about her at

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Judy Ann Sadler is the best-selling author of over 20 craft books for children including Corking, Knitting, Simply Sewing, Hemp Jewelry and The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. She still looks forward to making stuff every day. Judy Ann lives with her family in London, Ontario.

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  • Short-listed, Ontario Library Association, Silver Birch Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

Editorial Reviews

“Not just for history buffs, this fascinating book, with its centuries-old code-cracking mystery, will appeal to many readers. Highly Recommended.? (CM Magazine)

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