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The Acropolis
Shuter, Jane.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Discusses the history of the Acropolis, a large fortified hill in the center of Athens, and the uses to which it and the structures built upon it have been put throughout the ages.
Reading Level:
IG 980 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 53112.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 4 Quiz: 22342.
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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 5-7-Valley of the Kings provides some information on the history, landscape, beliefs, daily life, and occupations of the ancient Egyptians. Some of the two-page spreads include relevant quotes from citizens: the bragging of a soldier, a scribe's chauvinistic observations about metal workers and comments on the complaints of farmers (although the specific sources are not cited). Readers will learn how tomb builders shirked their duties while on the job-"brewing beer, building houses, and drinking." While the illustrations generally support the text, on a few occasions they don't correspond closely to it. For example, a photo of a tomb painting of the goddess Nut accompanies comments about mummification practices. Also, the photographs of the ancient sites are not always clear. Acropolis focuses on the buildings of ancient Greece but also includes information on daily life and ideas about war. Most of the photographs are outside scenes and are crisper than those in Valley of the Kings. One interesting shot illustrates the use of ratio in the Parthenon's design. Broad but useful overviews.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.