The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Colossus of Rhodes. The Great Pyra-mid at Giza. For centuries these names have inspired wonder and mystery. They are but three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Most of these masterpieces of human achievement have long since crumbled into dust. But their legacy survives, and these triumphs of human vision, architecture, and creativity have become the stuff of legends.
In the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Lynn Curlee ponders the questions that have fascinated researchers and archaeologists for decades: What purpose did these structures have for the societies that built them? How did they achieve the means necessary to construct such intricate and innovative temples and statues? Mr. Curlee investigates and illustrates how these Seven Wonders must have appeared at their peak.
With extraordinary paintings and a moving narrative, Mr. Curlee tells the story of some of man's greatest feats and explores the timeless desire of cultures to leave a permanent mark on the Earth.
|Publisher:||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Lynn Curlee, who received a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book Award for Brooklyn Bridge, comes from a family of intense sports fans. His other books include Liberty, Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital, and, most recently, Parthenon. He lives on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this book is very helpful to understand about seven wonders of the ancient world. Reader can find out so many information that we never know about ancient life or how the building stand up till now. the picture in the book look ok not much detail but is till enough to learn about ancient world.
A favorable review: Informative, and educational. What do the Great Pyramid at Giza, the hanging Gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos at Alexandria have in common? As you read this book you will discover the answer. Well developed writing along with beautiful color illustrations of each of the named attractions of the Hellenistic world make this an appealing book for young readers. The author, Lynn Curlee, offers interesting historical facts and fascinating details that hold the reader's attention. On the opening page is a map to show the Mediterranean area during the ancient times. Do you know the history behind the Olympic Games? If you want to know a little information on the games read about it briefly in this book. Also, you will find the definition of olympiads in here as well. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World could be used as part of research for a report on the seven wonders of ancient times or a book report can be written from this book alone. This would be a good book for classroom instruction because of its many details or for enjoyment reading in an after-school setting."