Building the Great Wall of China: An Isabel Soto History Adventure

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Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Dr. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, or rescue colleagues in trouble. Readers join Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

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Overview

Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Dr. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, or rescue colleagues in trouble. Readers join Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Dr. Isabel Soto is on a cattle drive when there is a stampede. She uses W.I.S.P. to jump to safety through the portal of time and lands at the Great Wall of China in 1449. When she arrived, there was a great battle that was taking place known as the Tumas Crisis. The Chinese army was defeated, but the Chinese wanted to protect themselves better from another invasion, so they tore down the present wall and built a new one out of brick and stone. Dr. Soto trades the horse she was riding for her safe return to home. Back in the present she tours the New Great Wall of China and runs into a family whose son Eddie is bored. Eddie gets hold of the W.I.S.P. and accidentally pushes the wrong button and he and Dr. Soto travel back to the time of Emperor Shi Huangdi when the Great Wall was built. Eddie learned what all went into that undertaking and also learned that history can be very interesting. The author provides a table of contents, glossary, bibliography, and a section with additional information about the Great Wall and Isabel Soto. She also includes bubbles throughout the book with additional information. Books written in graphic format are favorites of mine. They make it just the thing for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. Young readers who want to read anything they can get their hands on will enjoy the graphics and fast-paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. This book is perfect for both personal and school libraries and is good for both boys and girls. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429638906
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Graphic Expeditions Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 965,268
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Collins always knew he wanted to be a writer when he grew up. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist, he now writes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for readers of all ages. He also teaches literature and creative writing, helping to inspire other lovers of the written word. Terry lives in his hometown in North Carolina with his wife, Ginny, and their devoted dog, Bosley. A lifelong reader, he has a personal library that outgrew his house years ago. Despite his wife's gentle protests over a lack of space, he believes a person can never own too many books.

Tod Smith grew up in Rhode Island, where he attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He started working in comics in the 1980s, and has been an illustrator for comics and books ever since. He loves to play music in his free time, and when he was in middle school, the Beatles inspired him to start to play the guitar. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Candace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Excellent read for kids of upper elementary level! Kids learn v

    Excellent read for kids of upper elementary level! Kids learn very interesting historic events / facts about the construction of the Great Wall of China during different periods of time. Great illustrations! Graphic novel concept makes it very easy and enjoyable to read. Highly recommend for a summer reading activity!

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