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The Secret Legacy

Menchú, Rigoberta

(Book - 2008)
The Secret Legacy
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Rigoberta Menchu returns to the world of childhood in this, her third book. The novel's seven-year-old heroine, Ixkem, is chosen to tend to the prized cornfields once her grandfather has passed away. But Ixkem isn't sure she can accept this great responsibility. Out in the fields, she discovers a legion of tiny people, no bigger than bananas. They are b'e'n, nahuales - secret animal spirits - and when they take Ixkem into the underworld where they live, she regales them with tales of the surface. What they offer in return helps Ixkem to accept both her grandfather's wishes for her and the fact that she must soon wish him goodbye. This moving story is rich with emotion and Mayan folklore, perfect to captivate any young reader.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2008
ISBN: 0888998961
9780888998965
Branch Call Number: j 398.2089 M536s 2008
Additional Contributors: Domi
Unger, David
Liano, Dante

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Seven-year-old Ixkem is chosen by her grandfather amongst all the villagers to inherit the responsibility for tending his special cornfield. Ixkem goes to the field and begins to shout and stomp to frighten away the animals who would like to share the harvest.


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