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Mesa Verde
Shuter, Jane.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Heinemann Library, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Discusses the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, Colorado, and what is known about the history, social life, and customs of the Ancestral Puebloans who lived in them.
Reading Level:
IG 960 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 53107.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 4 Quiz: 22364.
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E99.P9 S53 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Take students on a tour of key places that define human history. Readers examine each site as it appears today as well as how it would have appeared at its peak. Photographs, site maps, reconstruction artwork, and comprehensive text combine to breathe life into a place, a people, and an era.

Author Notes

Jane Shuter is a history graduate, a former teacher, marker of GCSE history papers, and currently an author and editor of history books for children. She has written over 100 history titles for a variety of publishers.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Succinct and readable introductions to archaeological sites. Little is in print specifically on Carisbrooke Castle and this book provides a look at this early stronghold on the Isle of Wight. The book covers the period from the castle's beginnings shortly after the Norman invasion to its restoration in 1896. Shuter discusses castle construction, advances in warfare, the re-fortification and use of the site over the centuries, and more. Numerous full-color photos and an occasional drawing illustrate the text. Mesa Verde describes the structures and probable lifestyle of the "Ancestral Puebloans" (ca. A.D. 500 to A.D. 1292). Topics such as clothing, beliefs, trade, farming, and tools are discussed. Close-up color shots with thorough explanations in the captions highlight the basic text. This title will be especially useful in rounding out holdings on Native American peoples. Neither book is a definitive text, but both provide good introductory information in a pleasing format.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.