The Middleworld Diaries
Who lives in Middleworld?
You do! And so do we!
If you've read The Jaguar Stones books, you'll know that the Maya cosmos was divided into three layers like a sandwich: the breezy heavens above, the dank underworld below, and in between was Middleworld, the world of humans.
So our club blog is called "The Middleworld Diaries". This is where you'll find news about the Jaguar Stones books, notes from our lives as writers and illustrators, tales from our travels and school visits, and whatever else YOU want it to cover.
After every blog entry, you'll have a space to comment. So please send us your thoughts, ideas, questions and suggestions.
Looking forward to hearing from you, J&P
Category Archives: J&P Voelkel
We’re always thrilled when readers send us pictures or projects inspired by the Jaguar Stones books, but we don’t usually get to watch the art being created. That all changed last weekend when we met a Jaguar Stones fan called … Continue reading
A record number of club members put their names into the Indiana Jones hat for our first club giveaway of the year. Up for grabs was a souvenir red canvas bag containing an embossed leather notebook and an embroidered patch … Continue reading
One of the challenges of studying the Maya is trying to keep up with all the new discoveries. It takes forever for archaeologists to publish their academic findings, so we catch up with them every year at the Maya at … Continue reading
The last time I drew pictures on the wall with a sharpie, I got myself into a heap of trouble. This time around it couldn’t have been more different. We were honored to join some of the best loved children’s … Continue reading
Every year since we began writing the Jaguar Stones books we’ve attended Maya@Playa – a conference in where the leading Maya archaeologists present their latest findings. It’s a great way for us to keep up to date and make sure … Continue reading
Imagine a huge brick house filled with hundreds of animal skeletons – everything from kittens to whales. Most of them not in glass cases, but massed in ranks in front of you like an advancing army. That’s the sight that … Continue reading