Children's LiteratureDid you know the construction of the Panama Canal cost the lives of thousands of workers? Or that during the construction of the Panama Canal, there was a canal zone created as a place for the workers to live and children to attend school? Or that the locks of the Panama Canal had walls that were seven stories high? This easy to read, nonfiction, middle reader is a fascinating study of the Panama Canal. The book, part of the "Building World Landmarks" series, includes chapters detailing the challenges of the Canal's construction, early history of Panama, construction of the Canal, and a time line which lists important dates in the history of the Panama Canal. Young readers will discover that thirteen thousand ships cross annually and the average toll is forty five thousand dollars! This book is a perfect choice for social studies or science curriculums studying the Panama Canal. 2004, Blackbirch Press/Gale Group, Ages 8 to 12.