Dec 24, 2013 — Last week, we heard Vermont weaver, writer and teacher Elizabeth VanBuskirk talk about her new book, Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu. For over 30 years, she and her husband have traveled to the land of the Incas � the ancient citadel Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco.
VanBuskirk has collected Inca folktales and some of her own favorite stories in the book. Here, she reads from the Christmas story, Tell Me, Bright Stars. It's not a folk tale, but a story inspired by her friend, Nilda Calla�aupa Alvarez, Director of The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.
On Christmas Eve in the Andes Mountains of Peru, a young Inca girl finds a unique way to save her family from the threat of starvation.