Journey into the past...
Will the third ghost be found before fires take more lives? Can everyone be warned before Pompeii is buried again? What happens if a blizzard traps a family in East Germany? Will the firebird help Soviet sisters outwit evil during WWII? And sneaking off to see the first aeroplane – what could go wrong?
Ten authors explore the past, sending their young protagonists on harrowing adventures. Featuring the talents of Yvonne Ventresca, Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass, Bish Denham, Charles Kowalkski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson Schuck, and L.T.Ward.
Squirt doesn't believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi-an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.
It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can't go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don't know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.
Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?
"Fun, educational, captivating! This is a wonderful middle-grade story with plenty to captivate young readers." -Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, author
"This is a book that will entertain all ages...Children reading this book will be thoroughly entertained, but also tricked into becoming partially educated about other cultures!" -Kitty Cat at the Library
"...introduces early readers to ancient China's Terracotta Warriors and more in this well-researched tale." -Kerrie Hollihan, author
"...remarkably entertaining and educational." –Student reviewer for LitPick: Video Review
"...A pulsating adventure with great appeal to young readers, cinematic and littered with humor." –Ruffina Oserio for Readers Favorite
2018 Pinnacle Book Awards: First Place in the category of Juvenile Fiction
2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards: Second Place in the category of Middle Grade Fiction
2019 Book Excellence Awards: Finalist in the category of Children's Fiction
2019 Readers Favorite: Five Star Review
2019 Lit Pick: Five Star Review
2019 Readers Favorite Book Awards: Silver Medal in the category of Children's Literature Grades 4-6
An ancient Mayan Civilization!
That's what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.
But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.
Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?
"Highly recommended for fans of middle-grade Latin American fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and Mayan Indian culture." -June McCrary Jacobs, Author
"From wild action to education to recipes, Ellis's Mayan Adventure brings it all in this entertaining read." -Virginia Wright, author
"It is a very exciting book . . It is right for middle-grade readers who aren't advanced but are just starting reading chapter books." - Kids Book Buzz, 5 stars
". . . a truly wonderful, magical romp through Mayan culture that is both entertaining and educational." -Readers' Favorite, 5 stars
2020 Readers' Favorite: Five Star Review