Jon Voelkel Pamela Voelkel / Aug 22, 2019

Middleworld Fourteen year old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation But his parents both archaeologists and Maya experts announce a change in plan They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny

  • Title: Middleworld
  • Author: Jon Voelkel Pamela Voelkel
  • ISBN: 9781606840719
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fourteen year old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier Max will go to summer camp Max is furious When he s mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they ve had a change of heart UFourteen year old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier Max will go to summer camp Max is furious When he s mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they ve had a change of heart Upon his arrival, Max s wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier begins During his journey, he will unlock ancient secrets and meet strangers who are connected to him in ways he could never have imagined For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands The scene is set for a roller coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice

    Middleworld The Jaguar Stones, Book One JP Voelkel Apr , Middleworld The Jaguar Stones, Book One JP Voelkel on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Fourteen year old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts Middleworld by Jon Voelkel, Pamela Voelkel NOOK Book Middleworld, book one of the Jaguar Stones, is a new Young Adult novel starring Massimo Francis Sylvanus Max Murphy, the son of famous archaeologists, specializing in ancient Maya culture.One day after school his parents arrive home early with a surprise. Middleworld Jaguar Stones, by JP Voelkel Middleworld by Jon Voelkel is the first book of the series The Jaguar Stones It is about Max Murphy s adventure through both an ancient and modern world, though most only know the latter During the book, Max meets Lola a Mayan native. Middleworld In ancient Maya cosmology, Middleworld is the Earth, or the world of men In ancient Maya thought, the universe was suffused with sacredness that resonated from the presence of deities In ancient Maya thought, the universe was suffused with sacredness that resonated from the presence of deities. Middleworld JP Voelkel Middleworld As I see it, said Max, all that stands between humankind and the end of the world is two talking monkeys, a crazy archaeologist covered in red paint, and a couple of kids with blowguns. Middleworld Jaguar Stones Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Middleworld Middleworld is the first book of the Jaguar Stones series Summary Edit This book is about a boy named Max who travels to San Xaviar and becomes entangled in a Mayan mystery.

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    1. I know that children's books have to be simpler in scope and insight than adult books -- well, actually, I'm not at all sure about that. I do think we don't give children appropriate credit for their ability to recognize good characterizations, to react appropriately to the author's intended message, or to handle complex ideas. After reading "The Chosen One," a very, very good but very depressing book, I needed something light and fluffy. So I hit the children's section at the library. In my exp [...]

    2. This book was assigned as part of my English curriculum in a 7th grade advanced class; nobody in the class had read it and in all honesty, it was more of a school experiment than anything. All the reading was done in class, accompanied with discussion, and soon enough, everyone had some complaint or other about the book.Originally, the book seemed somewhat promising. Although, from the start, I found the writing style to be bland and juvenile, like something a sixth grade student would write for [...]

    3. RP Q1 Jack Branch Middleworld by Jon and Pamela VoelkelPrompt #:2. As a teenage Bostonian, young Max Murphy portrays growth in both his strengths and his shortcomings, just as many of us do at that age. Throughout the novel he demonstrates his immaturity by making remarks such as “A spoiled brat indeed! Uncle Ted was going to regret the day he’d ignited the wrath of Max Murphy!” (J & P Voelkel 79). These thoughts lead him to do many rebellious actions, that often put him in rather unpl [...]

    4. Mayan mythology is a complex topic to handle (says the non-Mayan expert) so I really admire the authors for creating this story and explaining aspects of Mayan culture in such a fun and pretty easy to understand way. A few times I did get lost. There's a lot going on, not just with all the Mayan culture references but also with other storylines. Sometimes I would forget who was who when they were talking about all the Mayan gods but that's not too big a deal. The older reader in me didn't always [...]

    5. Middle world is about a young teen named Max Murphy. He starts off his epic journey in Boston, as whiny and short tempered boy. He lives in a wealthy house and lives a relatively normal life, until his parents leave on an archaeology trip to the Maya temple of Ixchel. Max ends up traveling to Villa Isabella, his uncle's house, and there Max learns about the jaguar stones. One night he goes into the jungle and ends up going through a lot of Mayan temples with a girl named Lola. He battles both an [...]

    6. The book Middleworld by J&P Voelkel is an okay book. This book is about a boy named Max the son of archoelogists who study the Ancient Maya. Zia, the housekeeper, bought a plane ticket for him to go to San Xavier where his parents are. This is where he finds out his parents went missing and is on a journey to find out what happened to them. I think that it gets more exciting as the book goes on.I disliked the beginning of the book because it didn't show any suspense and was boring. Also, all [...]

    7. Max is the only child of two archaeologists who specialize in the ancient Maya world. His parents have left for the summer on a dig in San Xavier and soon after Max is sent to join them. In San Xavier Max stays with his uncle but his parents have disappeared and no one has heard from them. He meets Lola a Mayan girl and sets out with her to find his parents and uncover the secrets of The Jaguar Stones.Being the only child Max is spoiled, selfish and in his own words only looking out for number o [...]

    8. I think that the middle world is a great book. It is about a young boy named Max Murphy who's parents are archeologist they have to go on a trip to San xavier and cancel the family trip. While max is at home playing video games he finds out that his babysitter is acting a little weird when she was feeding maya statues corn and talking to them. The next morning Max finds at a play Plane tickets to fly to San Xavier when his babysitter says that they say he is special and he has to go. when Max ge [...]

    9. This book started out pretty good, but I have a few qualms about it. Max is a severely disliked character. Pretty much by everyone. Including me. I loved all the Maya mythology and stuff. The imagery was great! I loved how the authors described the jungle and I loved the adventure. However, I did not love the procedural "walking through the jungle" scenes. I think the book could have been cut down a hundred pages or so. However, I do like this book. I will read the second one.

    10. mayan adventure and good action for kids. i found it really bothered me the main kids attitudes. But the cool thing is, they annoyed the author and the kid too. i just hope that the bad attitude does not see cool to my children who will read this. will the moral come through well? will they continue to read and find a change of heart needed also?

    11. I was lucky enough to score an ARC of this book, which releases later this month. It's a great middle grade book for any kid into action/adventure stories. But my personal favorite part was the way the authors explored Mayan mythology. I only wish there was more magic and mythology!

    12. No Young Adult book should take me almost 2 weeks to read. I found this one obnoxious (mostly Max) and predictable.

    13. Cross-posted from my blog where there's more information on where I got my copy and everything.(Rounded from 2.5) I liked the adventurous toned of this one, and the lush, wonderful setting, but I had problems with it, too. I have five pages of review notes, guys. I love the idea of this. I love the idea of having more books about things like the Mayan people. I actually mentioned this to a friend while I was reading it, and she mentioned she'd seen it looking up the newest Percy Jackson book, an [...]

    14. Запознайте се с Макс Мърфи - досаден, вечно мрънкащ и начумерен тийнеиджър, на чиито доста крехки прещи ще се падне да спаси света. Това, нали, ако се справи с апетита си за пица, диарията и прекалено голямата си уста.Като оставим настрани доста дразнещия протагонист (който къ [...]

    15. This review first appeared on my blog: The Traveling Reader reads MiddleworldThis is how you do adventures featuring popular legends or folktales. Lots of action, danger and adventure at every turn, and characters who seem to have been lit on fire because they’re just raring for you to get to the next pages.Max is the son of famed archeologists who went missing on a dig in San Xavier, a fictional country in Central America, while hot on the trail of the infamous Mayan jaguar stones. By some we [...]

    16. Max is a spoiled child of Irish and Italian descent. His parents are archaeologist who specialize in Mayan culture. His parents leave right before summer vacation starts when an opportunity for a dig comes through. Max would rather spend his time playing video games, but that stops when, several weeks after his parents leave, their housekeeper sends Max to Mexico. His parents have gone missing! Thus leading us into Max's adventures in Mexico and getting an immersive lesson in ancient Mayan cultu [...]

    17. Middle World is about a lazy gamer named Max who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents go on a unexpected Mayan dig in San Xavier, an old Maya town. His parents go on the dig when the Mayan predicted the world would end. After his parents go missing, his house keeper tells him that he has to go to San Xavier to his Uncle Ted's house.In San Xavier Central America things aren't always what they seem to be there. San Xavier is entirely jungle and is the last thing a city boy would want. On hi [...]

    18. Middleworld, written by Jon and Pamela Voelkel, is a very well-written and fun to read novel. It’s a great book and has many characteristics that make it so. For example, some parts are so funny they made me laugh out loud. Other parts made me feel many different emotions, which shows how well-written it is, because it can be hard as an author to make the audience feel different emotions. It kept me on the edge of my seat and was hard to put down. It felt like I could see what was happening as [...]

    19. I love the Indiana Jones movies with all the adventure mixed in with fact, history, legend and lore. When I saw the summary for Middleworld I was immediately intrigued because it reminded me of a story you might see Indiana in! I was also interested because it told about the Mayan culture - something I knew very little about. With fingers crossed that I would like the story, I began to read. I will be honest and say the preface really made me worried about the rest of the book. The preface takes [...]

    20. The authors must have watched the Indiana Jones movies quite a few times while they were writing this book. With strange temples & magical stones, it reminded me of the movies in a very good way! Now I do have to stop so I can mention something: the version of the book that I read was a free advance reader copy that my bookstore received. The most important reason for mentioning this is because I will be discussing several parts of the book which may have been changed before it went to publi [...]

    21. Great first book to a series that would be good for students to begin reading at a higher chapter book level. There is multiple diversity and culture related differences throughout, and some pictures help to interest students further.

    22. I like archaeology. I like Mayan history. I like children's adventure/fantasy novels. This book has all three yet still I didn't like it, not even a little.

    23. For a middle grade book, this is certainly a long one! 400 pages plus a glossary of terms! Not that is wasn't compelling to read through but that's mighty long for YA let alone MG.I found Max to be a rather unlikeable character for about 2/3rds of the book. He was whiny, bratty and self-centered and it was rather disturbing to watch him insult entire tribes with his tantrums. As with all good coming-of-age books, he does realize the err of his ways and starts doing things for the greater good as [...]

    24. Middleworld was kind of a strange book. It was entertaining-ish, I suppose. It did not lack action or adventure. Max and Lola were a nicely paired couple of characters. The scenes were vivid. I stayed with the story to the end, so I can't say that I hated it, but I didn't particularly like it either.The biggest issue I had with Middleworld was the abrupt jogs in the plot. The story would go along a certain course just as nicely as you please, and then some event would happen that suddenly took t [...]

    25. A huge thanks to Jennifer Brod at Goodman Media for sending me a copy of this book for review!I think that Middleworld: The Jaguar Stones is more of a Middle Grade book than Young Adult, but the premise sounded so interesting, and the main character was fourteen, so I decided to give it a shot anyways. I'm glad I did, because I think this is a book that a lot of younger readers might enjoy.This first book in the Middleworld series is steeped in action, adventure, and Mayan culture. I felt like i [...]

    26. I'm a big fan of anything involving ancient history, so when I was given the chance to read Middleworld, I couldn't say no. One of the most interesting things about this book was the plot. This wasn't your typical adventure story. The story is full of mystery and action, but it ties in a lot of interesting information about an amazing ancient culture. That was something that really set this story apart. It seemed to aim for an accurate depiction of an ancient culture, and the Maya still living i [...]

    27. Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadTooHusband and wife team Jon and Pamela Voelkel have created a tale set in the Central American rain forest. The story focuses on the Maya culture and traditions as the characters battle to prevent the evil forces of an ancient empire from destroying today's world. In MIDDLEWORLD readers meet Max Murphy. His parents are archaeologists. He is sick of the old pottery and ancient artifacts that are forever causing his parents to head off to [...]

    28. Max Murphy likes his video games, comfy air conditioned house, and visiting his grandmother on vacation in Italy. When his Archaeologist parents decide to go on a dig in Central America instead of Italy for their trip and leave Max at home he's pretty angry. He feels like his parents don't care about him and wonders (jokingly) if he is adopted. But once we gets a plane ticket to go meet them in San Xavier, he's ecstatic thinking they've changed their mind about a vacation.He sets off with a bett [...]

    29. "MiddleWorld" is a fast-paced adventure (with some fantasy elements) for boys and girls ages 10 and up. Both kids and adults will find it very entertaining; however, the authors used enough "big words" that I wondered if tweens and teens really were their target audience. Sometimes even I didn't know what the words meant. In a few cases, I think it was actually a typo (there were a noticeable, though not huge, number of misspelled words in the book).The characters were engaging and realistic, an [...]

    30. The book Middleworld by J and P Voelkel is one of the best books I have ever read. It starts out with a typical teenager, Max Murphy. He is a slacker and does not care about anything. Instead of going on a family trip to Italy, Max's parents, who are archaeologists, go on a dig in San Xavier and leave him behind. His parents get stuck in a storm and are nowhere to be found. Max's mysterious housekeeper, Zia, randomly has plain tickets to San Xavier and tells Max to go to San Xavier, so he does. [...]

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