The Ugly One

The Ugly One

by Leanne Statland Ellis


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“[A] quiet, deeply moving story.” —The Bulletin

Twelve-year-old Micay walks around her fifteenth-century Incan village shielding the scarred side of her face that inspired the cruel name Millay, or “Ugly One.” She escapes to her huaca rock, avoiding the villagers who shun her. Her world shifts dramatically when a stranger gives her a sorry-looking baby macaw. The bird becomes her dear companion on a journey that ultimately leads her to a new role as shaman in Machu Picchu’s Sacred Sun City. Told in an engaging storyteller’s voice, this is a stirring tale of a girl who finds her own strength.

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ISBN-13: 9780544439177
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 338,703
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 3.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Leanne Statland Ellis was inspired to write this novel by several visits to Peru and to Machu Picchu. She lives with her family—and teaches third through fifth grades—near Chicago, Illinois.

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