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The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

by Tim McNeese

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-8It takes monumental effort to build a monument. These two volumes investigate what it took to build the pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China. Both books are dense with information; they answer many questions on building techniques (known and hypothesized) and provide background history for the constructions. Sometimes there's almost too much information here. It's hard to remember which leaders built what because much of the material is similar and repetitive. The design of the books is lackluster, and the drab black-and-white photos do little to spice up the texts when they drag. Most readers will prefer James Putnam's Pyramid (Knopf, 1994) or Jacqueline Morley's An Egyptian Pyramid (Peter Bedrick, 1991) for their more attractive illustrations. But there's little besides Leonard Everett Fisher's The Great Wall of China (Macmillan, 1986) on the Chinese world wonder, and that covers much less, and addresses a younger audience, than McNeese's more substantial volume.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

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Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
Building History Series
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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