Sunday, 25 October 2015

Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu ~ Book Review


By Elizabeth Conrad VanBuskirk
Paintings By: Angel L Callanaupa Alvarez

ISBN: 9780983886051
Publisher: Thrums Books
Publication Date: 01 December 2013
RRP: £13.99

Available direct from Search Press.


There is something so special about passing along a tale.
Stories teach us so many things.
As life changes and we don't talk as much
we are losing these beautiful tales.
This book changes some of that and puts
pen to paper to record the tales for eternity.


The legends take you through the folklore
that takes you through the year
and festivities.


The stories are beautiful and have so many
hidden meanings.


The book not only brings the stories to you,
it brings the beautiful traditions of
Machu Picchu.


I am reading the stories to my son.
I love the fact that he can be taken into
a world that is far from his own.
He is enjoying them so much and has already
asked if he could visit the region.


The beautiful paintings in this book
bring the stories and tales to life.
It takes the vivid story lines and puts
them into wonderful multicoloured
pictures.


This is the sort of book that you buy
as an heirloom.
It can be passed down the generations
and shared as they have been shared in the past.


It's important that these stories are
put down on paper.
The thought of all the things that have already
been lost is a sad one.


This book is a celebrating of Inca life
and all the messages the elders wanted passed
down from generation to generation.


I feel privileged to have read this book.
I also feel privileged that I have been able
to read it to my son and 
pass on the stories.


This book is extremely special.
I would highly recommend it for everyone.
It's one that will become part of your life
and make it more beautiful.

Available direct from Search Press.




I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

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