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March 5, 2011

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J&P Voelkel are the authors of THE JAGUAR STONES, the fast-paced, funny, adventure series that does for the ancient Maya what Rick Riordan does for the Greeks.  BOOK ONE: MIDDLEWORLD takes place in the jungles of Central America, while BOOK TWO: THE END OF THE WORLD CLUB moves the action to Spain on the trail of the conquistadors.  J&P have traveled extensively in the Maya regions and Europe to research the books, and work closely with a Harvard professor to check their Maya facts. Now they will be your guides for a thrilling journey into the wilds of your imagination. You'll meet the Maya, both ancient and modern; discover the truth about 2012; call a howler monkey; speak Mayan; and learn how to survive in the perilous jungle. This high-energy, multimedia presentation is as fast and frenetic as the books themselves - with plenty of surprises along the way. Suitable for all ages.

This event will be held in South Court Auditorium.

KidsLIVE takes children and their families on an enriching cultural and educational journey—including musical performances, live theatre, opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, and much more. KidsLIVE programs feature presenters who reflect the rich diversity of New York City and help young audiences develop their creativity, talents, and love for learning.

All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.