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Lost city of Pompeii
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Describes the destruction of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and how its rediscovery nearly 1700 years later provided information about life in the Roman Empire.
Reading Level:
970 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 2768.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 5 Quiz: 20892 Guided reading level: NR.
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DG70.P7 P38 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DG70.P7 P38 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
DG70.P7 P38 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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What is more exciting than somehow catching a glimpse of how things were long ago? This series, written by award-winning children's book author Dorothy Patent, focuses on landmark discoveries and their significance.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Part of the Frozen in Time series, these titles combine dramatic history with fascinating information. The amazing facts about the buried Chinese warriors will be new to many readers. Patent describes how in the 1970s thousands of life-size clay warriors were found near the central Chinese city of Xi'an in a huge underground vault along with life-size models of horses, weapons, and chariots. They had been there for 2,000 years, near the tomb of China's first emperor. Just as riveting is the account of archaeologists' work to reconstruct how people lived at that time. The Pompeii story, which begins with the volcanic eruption in A.D. 79, discusses the discovery of the buried city nearly 1,700 years later and focuses on what archaeology has revealed about life in the Roman Empire. The series' attractive magazine-type design will encourage browsing: full-page color illustrations, both archival and contemporary, appear opposite almost every page of detailed text. A time line, a glossary, and a bibliography of Web sites and reference sources are included. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Three consistent, accurate, and interesting titles in a series that literally "uncovers" history. Patent's enthusiasm for these subjects, which were buried for centuries, is contagious. In the first title, the author discusses the mystery behind the creation of China's Buried Warriors, the thousands of terra-cotta statues belonging to Qin Shihuangdi, the First Emperor of China, and excavated in 1974. The author's text makes for fascinating reading and the explanations are clear. While Pompeii gives no new information, students will appreciate its fresh and helpful format and illustrations. Spanish Main discusses the sinking of Spanish galleons near the Florida Keys in the 1600s and the subsequent salvage of their riches (including 27 tons of silver). It will interest fans of undersea exploration and budding historians alike. The books are well illustrated and include clear, color photographs of the sites and artifacts, reproductions, and maps. The glossaries are right on the mark, and excellent background information is highlighted in sidebars and time lines. Three worthwhile purchases.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.