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¡Corre, Pequeño Chaski!

Una aventura en el Camino Inka

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Spanish Paperback

ISBN: 9781646862177

Written by Mariana Llanos
Illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson

In this tale set in the ancient Inka (sometimes spelled Inca) empire, Little Chaski has a big job: he is the Inka King’s newest royal messenger. On his first day delivering messages he stops to help several creatures in need along the way, causing him to nearly miss his sunset deadline. But the kindness he bestowed on these animals winds up helping him in surprising ways. Descriptive language and bold illustrations give readers insight into Little Chaski’s nervousness and excitement as he runs the Inka Trail, working earnestly to fulfill the responsibilities of his new role.


Key Selling Points:

  • SOUTH AMERICAN AUTHOR: Set in ancient South America, this tale is written by Peruvian-born author Mariana Llanos.
  • CULTURAL AWARENESS: Offers an age-appropriate and engaging introduction to ancient Inka (sometimes spelled Inca) civilization and features an indigenous hero.
  • SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: The main character stops along the way to help others, even though being late may cost him his job. In the end, his kindness is recognized and rewarded.
  • EDUCATIONAL ENDNOTES: Endnotes include a glossary of Quechua words and provide information about the Inka Empire, Chaskis (messengers) and the Inka Trail.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 3-7 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books, 2021
  • Best Children’s Picture Books in Spanish, Bank Street College, 2022

About the Contributors

Written by - Mariana Llanos
Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer of children's literature. Her books include Luca's Bridge, Eunice and Kate, Kutu the Tiny Inca Princess, and Poesia Alada. In 2017, she was selected as the Best Latino Artist by the Hispanic Arts Council of Oklahoma, where she resides. She is a member of the SCBWI and currently serves as the Inclusion and Diversity Chair for their Oklahoma Chapter. When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her children, and visiting schools to ignite the love for reading.
Illustrated by - Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Mariana Ruiz Johnson is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and author. She likes to explore the narrative power of illustration and the relationship between images and words. Using vibrant palettes and different patterns and textures, she combines traditional techniques and digital media. Mariana lives in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and two children.

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