Come and meet local children’s author Terri Daneshyar, who will be signing copies of her book The Boy and the Jaguar.
The Boy and the Jaguar a magical Mayan folk tale for middle-grade readers.
There is no greater prize than the skin of a black jaguar.
Twins Eloy and Ixchel live in the rainforest near the Mayan city of Yaxchilan. Ixchel has a special affinity with the rainforest animals. Eloy longs to be more than a simple farmer. After joining the cruel King Cadmael on a royal hunt, Eloy is marked for death and his village is blamed for bringing bad luck to the King.
When the villagers are rounded up for sacrifice, Eloy makes a bargain with the King to save them. But the price will be the life of his twin sister…
Terri’s stories are inspired by her trips – “Lebanon is one of my favourite places to visit. In 2018 my trip there inspired my children’s adventure story, The Treasure Thief. That is one of the joys of being an author, you never know where ideas will spring from. I was a teacher before I became an author so I enjoy visiting schools to share my books and engage with my audience. My home, which I share with two cats, my husband, and youngest son, is in leafy Warwickshire where I can enjoy countryside walks to relax or inspire me.”