& Exhibitions at the New York Public Library
Authors and Adventure Travelers Jon and Pamela Voelkel Bring Maya Culture And History To Life On March 5 At The New York Public Library
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Saturday, March 5 at 3:00 pm
Authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel traveled with their three children across Central America to over thirty Maya sites in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, canoeing underground rivers, tracking howler monkeys in the jungle, and exploring temples, caves and catacombs as part of their research on Maya culture. These adventures made it into the first book of The Jaguar Stones trilogy, Middleworld. The book received rave reviews and was featured on the “Today” show as an Al Roker’s Book Club for Kids pick.
Now, the Voelkels, adorned in their safari gear, are back with the second book in the series, The End of the World Club. This time, the action moves to Spain on the trail of the conquistadors who tried to destroy Maya culture. The Voelkels explored ancient castles and monasteries filled with secret passageways, trekked out to the wild and windswept Coast of Death and investigated the many uniquely Spanish superstitions, customs and eccentric festivals - such as La Tomatina, the world's biggest food fight, in which participants hurl ripe tomatoes at each other in the streets.
The Voelkels’ fast-paced and exciting presentation for The End of the World Club includes tips for surviving in the jungles of the Maya, tales of their adventures in Central America and Spain, the truth about 2012, some crazy rock 'n' roll, and a signing with Mayan Glyphs.
Jon Voelkel and Pamela Craik Voelkel – authors of THE JAGUAR STONES BOOK TWO: THE END OF THE WORLD CLUB
The New York Public Library, South Court Auditorium at 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018