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Building the Great Wall of China : an interactive engineering adventure
Lassieur, Allison, author.
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Publication Information:
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
Physical Description:
112 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Explores various perspectives on the process of building the Great Wall of China. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--
Reading Level:
750 Lexile.

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DS793.G67 L37 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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You are living in ancient China, and the Great Wall is an important part of your life. Will you: Be a peasant forced to work on the first emperors wall? Be a bricklayer working on the wall during the Ming Dynasty? Be an architect who designs the Ming towers and battlements? Experience situations taken from real life. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to success or to failure.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-These "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style books invite readers to assume roles as architects and builders of sites that set historical records in their magnitude. A bit of introductory history is followed by a stop-and-start account that asks readers to flip to different pages based on the choices they make. The fragmented nature of the series can be confusing, and despite the creative take on the topic, some of the writing is on the dry side. Readers who perservere will be presented with a grim, realistic view of the human cost of these large-scale projects (many of the options end with the death or dismissal of the worker) and some interesting sketches of history. Two "Further Paths to Explore" suggest exercises in reading and writing to aid students with key ideas and details. More ambitious than appealing, these will best serve as supplemental material for classroom units dealing with famous structures. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.