DK Discoveries: Pompeii: The Day a City Was Buried

DK Discoveries: Pompeii: The Day a City Was Buried

by Chris Rice, Melanie Rice
     
 

Dramatic "eyewitness" accounts and highly informative text combine with detailed artwork to bring key historical events to life in an important new series of in-depth information books for 8 year-olds and up - Each title focuses on a topic of interest to this age group, who are hungry for facts. DK Discovery Guides make learning memorable-as well as fun! - The series… See more details below

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Dramatic "eyewitness" accounts and highly informative text combine with detailed artwork to bring key historical events to life in an important new series of in-depth information books for 8 year-olds and up - Each title focuses on a topic of interest to this age group, who are hungry for facts. DK Discovery Guides make learning memorable-as well as fun! - The series combines DK's main strengths: the accuracy of cutaway cross-section artwork and the immediacy of original photography with strictly factual yet richly evocative storytelling - The DK Discovery Guides will be a major resource for young students.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joan Carris
Kids love disasters, as the recent hoohah over the Titanic proved again, so they'll love this book in which Mount Vesuvius erupts all over Pompeii, killing thousands. Like others in the "Discoveries" series, this title encourages dipping and sampling-getting a feel for the Roman Empire itself, for life as a child and young adult in the culture, for coastal towns in ancient Italy, et cetera. The four-page (gatefold) spread shows what was most probably going on in homes and businesses the day Vesuvius exploded, raining down ash so thick it obscured all daylight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789434197
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
DK Discoveries
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
11.14(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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