I really loved this graphic version of the Maya halfling king. I found myself smiling at several points. Both David Bowles’ script and Charlene Bowles’ illustrations will delight young and old alike. I also plan to assign it to my Mexican History students in future semesters. Bowles has managed to translate (both literally and figuratively) the folklore of the Maya into contemporary storytelling idioms that will stick with young readers, and students unfamiliar with the lore of ancient Mesoamerica. Highly recommended.