Secret Of The Andes

Paperback | October 28, 1976

byAnn Nolan Clark

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A Newbery Medal Winner

An Incan boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his ancestors. 


"The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story."—Booklist 

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The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story".--Booklist. Newbery Award Book

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A Newbery Medal WinnerAn Incan boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his ancestors. "The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story."—Boo...

Format:PaperbackPublished:October 28, 1976Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140309268

ISBN - 13:9780140309263

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was a little slow for me I read this book aloud to my children. It won the 1953 Newbery Medal. This story is about an Incan boy named Cusi, who lives in a hidden valley in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is a lonely life for him, with only an older man named Chuto and the pack of llamas that they care for as companions. A wandering minstrel comes to the valley one day, and he notices the golden “earplugs” (a spool-shaped ornament that made of gold that is inserted into the earlobe to stretch it) in Cusi’s ears and comments that the legends are true. Cusi has no idea what he is talking about, and he does not realize that his golden earplugs are a symbol of royal blood. Because he lives in seclusion on the mountain, he does not come into contact with other boys and does not realize that he is different. Cusi eventually learns more about his culture and heritage. I generally enjoy books of this nature, but this book was a little slow for me. MY RATING: 2 stars! Meh, it was just "ok."
Date published: 2011-12-29

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The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story".--Booklist. Newbery Award Book