Tinyacha's Quest

Author: Jones, Thomas O.

Subjects: Folklore; Native Americans

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

ISBN: 978-0-88092-775-8

Order code: 7758

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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This is a retelling of ancient American folklore of the native Wallas people, long before the Spanish came to Peru. The Wallas inhabited western Peru centuries before the Inca culture rose to preeminence.

A fantastic adventure, this is the tale of Tinyacha, a drummer boy in his early teens. It is set at the time of the festival honoring Wallala, the chief god. Tinyacha has his eye on Chinita, who has been chosen queen of the spring festival. In the course of the ceremony, Chinita disappears, and this sets Tinyacha on a quest where few of his people have ever gone—into the high Andes. Tinyacha must outwit the cunning, fierce She-bear and her spoiled son to save his life and that of Chinita. A condor, frogs, and a hummingbird are all caught up in the tense drama before he wins his sweetheart.

The story is based on the author's scholarship, but the tale is told in an engaging way to delight young readers.

Award-winning author Thomas O. Jones is also the author of Lord of the Geats, a vivid retelling of the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem Beowolf, published by Royal Fireworks Press.

This is a retelling of ancient American folklore of the native Wallas people, long before the Spanish came to Peru. The Wallas inhabited western Peru centuries before the Inca culture rose to preeminence.

A fantastic adventure, this is the tale of Tinyacha, a drummer boy in his early teens. It is set at the time of the festival honoring Wallala, the chief god. Tinyacha has his eye on Chinita, who has been chosen queen of the spring festival. In the course of the ceremony, Chinita disappears, and this sets Tinyacha on a quest where few of his people have ever gone—into the high Andes. Tinyacha must outwit the cunning, fierce She-bear and her spoiled son to save his life and that of Chinita. A condor, frogs, and a hummingbird are all caught up in the tense drama before he wins his sweetheart.

The story is based on the author's scholarship, but the tale is told in an engaging way to delight young readers.

Award-winning author Thomas O. Jones is also the author of Lord of the Geats, a vivid retelling of the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem Beowolf, published by Royal Fireworks Press.

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