Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

by Philip Ardagh, Colin King
     
 

Death at the Theater is an exciting mystery adventure set in Ancient Greece – where it is up to you to find out who killed Haemon at the Theater of Fools. There are clues to spot, suspects to follow and questions that need answers…

…answers that can be found earlier in the pages of Ancient Greece - a fact-filled record of life in

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Death at the Theater is an exciting mystery adventure set in Ancient Greece – where it is up to you to find out who killed Haemon at the Theater of Fools. There are clues to spot, suspects to follow and questions that need answers…

…answers that can be found earlier in the pages of Ancient Greece - a fact-filled record of life in those fascinating times – with full-color illustrations reconstructing life in the past, and photographs of the evidence the Greek left behind.

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Children's Literature
In a hybrid fashion, this informational book involves children in an historical period, with details in text supported by illustrations. It also features actual discoveries in sidebars which use photos to show the artifacts. Also, in the latter pages, a detective story set in the time period involves readers in solving a mystery and it relies on the terminology and artifacts featured in the earlier text. In this story, there are several mysterious accidents at the theater and someone is killed when a real knife is substituted for a false one with a wax blade. Who is the criminal? A cast of characters helps the reader keep track. The solution leads readers through the book once again to see how the mystery is solved. Readers can earn points if they don't have to look in back at the pages they read to solve the mystery, making this a more-than-one-read book. Information is supported by a timeline, an index, and a glossary. Illustrations that are not photographs are vivid, interesting, and active. They show people in everyday activities and invite readers to discuss what they think they are seeing, such as children's games, types of clothing, food or landscape. It is a visually interesting look at the past and the series is rich enough to hold a readers attention—and also enjoy the challenge of solving mystery. "History Detectives" series. 2003 (orig. 1999), Peter Bedrick/McGraw-Hill, Ages 8 to 12.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872266308
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
History Detectives Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 18 Years

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