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Pompeii...Buried Alive! Paperback – Picture Book, Oct. 12 1987
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- ASIN : 0394888669
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (Oct. 12 1987)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 48 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780394888668
- ISBN-13 : 978-0394888668
- Item weight : 99 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 0.36 x 23.01 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #59,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is easy to understand for her and great for expanding vocabulary and general knowledge. Tonnes of stuff to discuss as you read it: from volcanology to farming, to archeology, to arts and science. It's been her obsessively favourite book for weeks now. Wish there were more books like that in the Step into Reading series...
The first chapter gives a glimpse into the lives of the people under the rule of the Roman Empire. Mount Vesuvius is introduced along with the assumption that the people of Pompeii were not aware that they were living beside a dangerous volcano.
The correct pronounciations are given for Pompeii and Vesuvius which are often mispronounced by children as well as adults.
In chapter two, the volcano erupts and descriptions are given as to how the people reacted. Descriptions are also given as to how the volcano eruption affected the air, sky, land, and sea.
The town of pompeii was buried under hot ash.
In the final chapter, chapter 3, Pompeii is forgotten. Time passes. A new town is built overtop of ancient Pompeii.
Workers, who were tunnelling for water, discover pieces of an ancient wall and, years later, Pompeii is rediscovered.
Pompeii... Buried Alive! is not only a well-rounded, excellent book, it is a necessity for teaching children about Pompeii. Everything a child needs to know are in its pages.
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Definitely aimed at slightly older children, but my two still come back for this time and time again. Our copy is rather battered now, very very well thumbed!