-The Horn Book
Kids travel to the Mesa Verde region of Colorado to work with archaeologists digging in ruins. They help bring an ancient Indian culture to life — along with the people who lived in it.
- Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best List 1998
- Starred Review – School Library Journal
- 1998 Parent’s Guild Children’s Media Award
So appealing that every child who reads it carefully will want to make the same archeological trek. -The Boston Globe
Kids are doing, learning, and loving it–and that excitement, captured on the page, raises this book above others in the science field. -The San Diego Union-Tribune
The kids in this book studied the Ancestral Puebloan people, who lived out in the western United States. Here is a four-story building these people carved into the cliffs about 800 years ago. They used hand-and-toe-holds to climb up the steep cliffs toward home.