Review: Koolura and the Mayans

Posted on May 24, 2016

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Koolura and the Mayans
Koolura Series Book 3
By Michael Thal
Solstice Publishing
March 2016
132 pages

Book 3 in the Koolura Series takes middle grade readers on a time travel journey to the ancient Mayan civilization. Twelve-year old Koolura possesses special powers to teleport, fly, and heal the sick. When she and her BFF Leila teleport to Oaxaca, Mexico, for her dad’s wedding ceremony, Koolura unlocks her ability to travel through time. On a side trip to an ancient pyramid in Monte Alban, the girls find themselves suddenly transported back to the 8th century where they discover the Mayan people have been enslaved by a race of pale-skinned people with blond hair that the girls dub “Vanilla teens.” They soon learn the Vanilla teens are aliens from planet Aquari who are plotting to take over Earth and change history. Because of Koolura’s special powers, the villagers believe she is a goddess sent to rescue them, so she has no other choice. Together, she and Leila must outwit the Vanilla teens to stop the invasion, repair the time space continuum, and get back in time to go her dad’s wedding. Michael Thal artfully combines science fiction and facts to bring ancient Mayan civilization to life for young readers. Koolura and the Mayans is an exciting expedition through time and space.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Peggy Tibbetts

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