Maya and the Crystal Skull is a story of intrigue, family loyalty and challenging your beliefs.

12 months ago, Maya’s mum died in a car accident. Now it looks as though she might lose her dad too.

He’s been in Mexico looking for the crystal skull and now he’s disappeared. Uncle Peter is supposed to go looking for him, but unfortunately he has a fear of flying.

So now it’s up to Maya to go to Mexico to save her father.  But with her awful guardian Sophia in tow, things are going to be a lot harder.

Apart from discovering her whereabouts, Maya finds that she has a special talent; she can see and communicate with her spirit guide, Ethan, a boy her own age. Maya soon discovers that she’s going to need Ethan’s help to survive this adventure.

What does the legend of the crystal skulls have to do with her father’s disappearance?…How can Maya’s destiny have anything to do with the future of humankind?

The Mexican jungle, ancient Mayan ruins, dangerous bounty hunters and evil kidnappers…

Yes, Maya’s life has changed.

The fate of the world now depends on her.

Maya and the Crystal Skull is the latest action-packed adventure from bestselling children’s author, Robyn Opie Parnell.

It’s a novel for readers who aged 10+ who love history, great characters and plenty of plot twists.

For more information, check out Robyn’s website at



Published by

Dee White

Dee White lives with her husband and two sons in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn’t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo, her first novel with Walker Books Australia, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.


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