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Secret of the Andes
Clark, Ann Nolan, 1896-1995.
Publication Information:
Harmondsworth : Puffin Books, 1976.

Physical Description:
7 unnumbered pages, 120 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1952.
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 5.0 79.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.5 7 Quiz: 10159.
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A Newbery Medal Winner

An Incan boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his ancestors.

"The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story."-- Booklist

Author Notes

Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Ann Nolan Clark graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 1919 with a degree in education. For many years she worked for the US Bureau of Indian Affairs as a teacher of Native American students. After noticing that her Tesuque Pueblo school had scarcely any educational material geared toward Native Americans, she began to write children's books that catered to the language and culture of her students. While traveling through Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Brazil under the employment of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Clark was inspired to write her 1953 Newbery Medal-winning book Secret of the Andes .

Table of Contents

1. Hidden Valleyp. 1
2. Sunrise Callp. 8
3. Llama-Hummingp. 12
4. Singer of Songsp. 17
5. The Steep Trailp. 25
6. The Long Wayp. 34
7. Questionsp. 40
8. Outsidep. 45
9. Amauta Comesp. 52
10. A Mission Unsharedp. 60
11. The Signp. 67
12. The Valley Belowp. 73
13. Cuzco Trailp. 79
14. The Marketplacep. 88
15. The Familyp. 97
16. Keeper of the Fieldsp. 106
17. Written in the Starsp. 113