In Secrets of the Sky Caves, Athans invites readers (grades 4 - 8) to tag along with an international team of scientists and mountain climbers as they explore secret human-carved caves in the remote Kingdom of Mustang. The caves haven’t been visited for thousands of years! Etched high into crumbling cliffs, the caves posed unimaginable dangers that demanded steel-nerve stamina and a gritty get-it-done perseverance. Mummies, murals, manuscripts, and other priceless artifacts found inside reveal secrets of long ago! Nominated as a 2015 Outstanding Science Trade Book. To learn more, visit www.sandraathans.com.
“The book will enlighten young readers to one of the most fascinating explorations and discoveries happening today….This well-executed narrative envelopes readers in a captivating tale of true mystery and adventure.” — Starred. School Library Journal.
Nominated as a 2015
Outstanding Science Trade Book. Honor Book for the 2015 South Asia Book
Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
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