Lola's father is hardly ever at home because of his job, and is somewhat alienated from his children. During a heavy downpour, he finds shelter in a shop with Aztec artefacts, where he buys a present for his daughter's birthday.
Lola doesn't really like the statue she's been given, but puts it in her room anyway. There, the statue starts to feel like a living presence, and, even weirder, it looks like the statue changes in size and posture. It even seems to come alive! Strange things happen in and around the house, and the lives of Lola, her little brother, her father and her dog are in danger...
Information for teachers
This novel contains only 300 unique words. It's written in the present tense, with many dialogues. Past tense is used when talking about the Aztecs and more recent past events.
The story is a little scary, so take care with students who are easily frightened.
Cultural aspects in the book are:
- the Aztecs
- family relations
- the weather in Mexico
Maris Hawkins wrote a review: https://marishawkins.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/review-la-estatua-by-jeremy-jordan/
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|Author:||Jeremy "Señor" Jordan|
|Year of publication:||2017|
|Number of pages:||63 plus glossary|