About the Book:About the Author:
Follow Matt Hanckers, the best spy in the world, as he undertakes a new and exciting adventure through the Riviera Maya to exotic Tulum, Xel-ha and Chichen-Itza. Time is running short as Hanckers searches for the "Mask of Life and Beyond" which holds incredible powers. It must not fall into the wrong hands! Danger lurks at every step: in underwater caves, unstable pyramids, and thick jungles. Adding to the urgency, the apocalyptic Mayan Prophecy of December 21, 2012 is just a few days away! With only a monkey to help his search, will Matt find the mask before the Mayan prophecy comes true and the world as we know it ends?
Miguel Angel Aldrete is a 6th grader at Discovery Charter Elementary who loves to participate in a variety of academic, athletic and community activities. He has demonstrated leadership in everything he does. Currently he is the Student Council President, holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Chula Vista safety patrol, 1st place district wide speech contest winner, a motivational speaker for 3rd graders through Athletes for Education Foundation, the 2012 Optimist Award winner, a Bonita Matrix soccer player, and is the founder of an environmental awareness program Kids 4 Our World (www.kids4ourworld.org) which has planted over 7,000 trees in 6 different countries (Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Philippines, Kenya, and India). His actions are proof of his motto, "You don't have to be an adult or famous to make a difference in our world". He enjoys playing football, soccer, wakeboarding, and snowboarding, but his new hobby is writing adventure stories. His first book "The Glowing Mask in Hawaii" was recognized as being #3 in the best seller's list of a nationwide publisher of children authors, KidPub Press. (For every book sold, he donated money to plant 10 trees.)
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