Frozen Man

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Recounts the discovery of a man's remains found frozen in the Alps, and describes how scientists determined that he had died 5,000 years earlier.

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Overview

Recounts the discovery of a man's remains found frozen in the Alps, and describes how scientists determined that he had died 5,000 years earlier.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Young readers should find this book fascinating, as Getz describes the discovery, recovery (barely!), and scientific study of this man who died approximately 5,000 years ago. The clear, concise, and interesting text with carefully rendered interpretive illustrations and four full-color photos will answer many youngsters' questions and perhaps stimulate them to pursue some matters in greater depth. However, some dissonance occurs between the somewhat sophisticated vocabulary and the relatively simple sentence structure, but it should not be a major problem for those captivated by the subject.-Joel Shoemaker, Southeast Jr. High School, Iowa City, IA
Chris Sherman
Getz's account of the 1991 discovery of the Ice Man, a mummified shepherd from the Copper Age found in the Italian Alps, not only describes the scientific process of determining the age of the body, but also how scientists used the remains to gain valuable clues about how humans lived at the time. As smoothly written as Getz's fiction "Thin Air" and "Almost Famous", the book deals with questions designed to keep readers interested till the very last page. It is also well illustrated: full-color photographs and delicate, hazy drawings enhance the mysterious air of the text, and the eerie jacket art will definitely attract browsers. A detailed glossary, a pronunciation guide, and a bibliography are appended.
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"Getz explains the incredible story of the Iceman clearly and concisely, simply enough for a child to understand but in enough depth to satisfy a curious lay adult." --Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606862612
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: Redfeather Books
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 68
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

David Getz is the award-winning author of the middle-grade novels Thin Air and Almost Famous, and the nonfiction books Frozen Girl and Life on Mars. When not writing, Mr. Getz works as an elementary-school principal in New York City.

Peter McCarty is the Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator of Hondo and Fabian. He also teamed up with David Getz on Frozen Girl, Life on Mars, and Purple Death. Mr. McCarty lives with his wife and two children in Upstate New York.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    this was a wonderful book, I enjoyed it a whole lot. I recamend

    this was a wonderful book, I enjoyed it a whole lot. I recamend it.

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