RHS Alumna Published: Inca-tastic Tales for Children

Senior School

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Hot on the heels of her first e-book: Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire Part 1 published last year, we are delighted to report that alumna Helen Pugh’s (RHS 2006) latest offering was published in paperback at the end of January 2021.

In Inca-tastic Tales for Children readers will join the goddess Pachamama and the rainbow Cuychi on an epic journey through Inca-tastic history! You'll get to meet gods, goddesses, a magician, queens, kings, princes, princesses, kidnappers, warriors, conquerors, treasure hunters, explorers, heroes and 2 volcanoes who are in love. Buckle your seat belt and come along on this cultural and educational adventure in South America! 12 well-researched Inca-tastic stories to share with your kids; there are 8 beautiful legends and 4 narratives based on historical accounts. 9 well-loved stories adapted for children from narratives in 'Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire' and 3 brand-new tales! For ages 8 to 80, the cover illustrations are by alumna Alex Thompson (RHS 2006).

Having started Spanish at RHS in Year 7 with Ms Side, who Helen recalls really inspired her in the language, Helen studied Spanish and Italian at University and has a lifelong passion for history, especially that of historical women who made history, but have been sidelined. Helen has long believed that it's important to rescue historical women from obscurity and make sure that "herstory" is taught alongside "history"! Her interest in South America and the Incas began in 2006, when she first went to Ecuador. Then, from 2011 she lived there for 7 continuous years, 6 in the Amazon Region and 1 in Quito. The challenges Helen faced during that time have enabled her to relate to some of the women in 'Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire'.

Inca-tastic Tales for Children is available from www.amazon.co.uk in Kindle Edition or Paperback.