Secret of the Andes

Secret of the Andes Review

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

Title:Secret of the Andes
Edition Language:English

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  • Duane

    This book gets negative attention because it beat out Charlotte's Web for the 1953 Newbery Medal, and looking through the lens of time it's easy to say that it probably should have gone the other way....

  • Manybooks

    Now I do most appreciatively realise that the general writing style and modes of literary expression shown in Ann Nolan Clark's Newbery Award wining 1952 novel Secret of the Andes are poetic and evoca...

  • Wendy

    This is the book that famously won the Newbery over Charlotte's Web, and was that ever a travesty. I can accept that a certain number of books will be dull reading for me, but this isn't even well wri...

  • Cheryl

    I liked it a lot. I think Cusi is a neat kid, and is upbringing only makes him a little different from any other child. He's brave enough to attempt to figure things out on his own, but still with nat...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    Secret of the Andes is a quiet story of an Inca boy growing up in the mountains of Peru, raising llamas. This boy, Cusi, knows little of his past, and has no home other than the mountains, no family o...

  • QNPoohBear

    The young shepherd boy Cusi has lived high up in the mountains with only the old shepherd Chuto and their llamas for company. Chuto teaches Cusi how to tend llamas as their Inca forebears did. Cusi ha...

  • Kristen

    Newbery Medal Winner--1953This was an okay little adventure story. Cusi is a boy who lives high in the moutains with only an old man and a herd of llamas--but there is something special about Cusi. He...

  • Miz Lizzie

    This is the book that famously won the 1953 Newbery the year Charlotte's Web snagged only a Newbery Honor. Of course, the Newbery Award has never been intended to single out the most popular or kid-fr...

  • Carl Nelson

    1953 Newbery Medal recipient."Secret of the Andes" is probably fated to be known forever more as the book that beat "Charlotte's Web" for the Newbery. Obviously time has rendered its judgment on that ...

  • Kathleen Joy

    Here is a short summary of what happen in this book: There was an orphaned Indian who lived in a hidden valley in Peru with an old man and lots of llamas. One day they ran out of salt, so they went on...