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: Maya
If you’re in Los Angeles this week, hurry to see this incredible nine-foot-long crouching jaguar dancer – the first time it’s ever been on public view! This early classic period (300-600 CE) stucco figure from Guatemala is one of 200 … 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
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
It’s a snow day here in Vermont. But while our fellow citizens are sledding and lobbing snowballs and cutting ice blocks to make igloos (yes, really!), Jon’s head is still in Central America. So now, I proudly present his masterwork: the … Continue reading
Of course, as Lola tells Max in The End of the World Club, the Maya Long Count calendar was not scheduled to end on 12/21/12 or any other date. And the Maya NEVER predicted the world would end – it’s … Continue reading