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Pompeii: Lost & Found

Osborne, Mary Pope

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ISBN 10: 0375828893 / ISBN 13: 9780375828898
Edité par Knopf, NY, 2006
Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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A bright, tight edition signed by the author on the title page. DJ is uncut; clean & colorful. Text & illustrations are sharp & clean throughout. N° de réf. du libraire WS10308

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Titre : Pompeii: Lost & Found

Éditeur : Knopf, NY

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Christensen, Bonnie

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine Unclipped

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition, 2nd Printing

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The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in history for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope Osborne’s brief text and with stunning frescoes created by Bonnie Christensen, using the same colors, style, and technique as the ancient frescoes unearthed at Pompeii. In addition to the destruction of Pompeii and the rediscovery of the ruins nearly 1,700 years later, the book shows what daily life was like in this prosperous Roman town in the year 79 A.D.

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Starred Review. Grade 3-5–After brief accounts of the events of 79 A.D. and the first archaeological investigations of the city that lay beneath the fields surrounding Mt. Vesuvius, Osborne's straightforward text focuses on the life at Pompeii at the time of the volcano's eruption. Discussions of daily activities include mention of the many types of buildings unearthed, such as private homes, bakeries, baths, and markets, as well as the activities enjoyed by the free citizens of Pompeii–concerts, plays, and gladiator fights. A large illustration, flanked on the right by two boxes containing text and a smaller picture, occupies most of each spread. Christensen's distinctive, haunting frescoes are reminiscent of the art found throughout the site. Some illustrations are copies of original artwork, while others offer glimpses into what the city may have looked like prior to the volcano's eruption, detail objects found on location, and offer readers information on dress, decoration, and architecture. The illustrations are framed with decorative patterns typical of the period and the colors used reflect those found at Pompeii, including the distinctive, earthen red of some of its most familiar frescoes. While Osborne's text does not go into great detail, it will serve as an enticing introduction to this legendary city frozen in time. Students ready for more information will be fascinated by James M. Deem's Bodies from the Ash (Houghton, 2005), illustrated with outstanding color photos.–Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal
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