Time to Meet Max: Adventures in Guatemala with Anna and Cole by Gary Neil Gupton
Time to Meet MAX:
Adventures in Guatemala!
“Here comes the tuk-tuk!” Anna and Cole travel to Antigua, Guatemala, seeking adventure. They ride in a chicken bus. “Do you know why they call it a chicken bus?” Well, do you? They ride horses to Volcano Pacaya. “Muy caliente!” They hike precarious jagged lava trails and jump off at the end—a hundred-meter gravelly slide. On the way they find something unexpected: a boy named Max. Max takes the children to places they’ve never been. He shows them things he cannot see. He shows them how to fly. Together. You too can fly.
Gary Neil Gupton has travelled to Guatemala on mission trips to build houses, distribute food and spread the love. He sailed on the eighteenth-century replica ship Endeavour. He took a walkabout in Key West with the spirit of Hemingway—to the Southernmost Point. He explored southern Spain, Panama, and Puerto Rico, by the canal and through rainforests. But his heart will always return to Guatemala where the children run barefoot—and teach us how to fly.