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Lost cities
Hook, Jason.
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2002.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.7 1.0 68389.
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CC176 .H66 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
CC176 .H66 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Turn a child's fascination with the bizarre into a compelling reason to read. From mummies and monsters to lost cities and shipwrecks, these titles deliver page-turning chills. Numerous photos, illustrations, and historical maps support the text visually. Boxed insets highlight important facts, tell stories, and offer interesting side notes. Two pages each are devoted to facts, extended definitions, and mini-projects.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Series titles with two-page topic treatments, copious full-color photographs, brief descriptions, and color information boxes. Hook looks at the lost cities of Ur, Knossos, Babylon, Troy, Pompeii, Great Zimbabwe, Tikal, etc. Pirotta discusses the tomb of Tutankhamen, the treasures of Ur, Viking burial mounds in England, the lost Dutchman's Mine, legends about pirates, and the recovery of Nazi loot. Each book addresses the history of the mystery, legends, and later discovery or attempts at discovery. In Buried Treasure, a photo caption states that Plum Island "is named after the many plum trees that grow there," but it is actually named for its lush beach plum shrubs. Suggestions for projects and informative Web sites are included. Lost Cities has some sites that are no longer valid but does include good advice on using search engines to locate other Web sites if those listed are no longer available. While the books do not provide enough information for reports, they will attract browsers.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.