Pompeii...Buried Alive!
ISBN: 0394888669
EAN13: 9780394888668
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 12, 1987
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.24" H x 8.74" L x 5.75" W
Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A Step 4 HISTORY reader. The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years ago, the eruption itself and its aftermath, and the excitement when the buried town is rediscovered centuries later. A lively and factual glimpse of a devastating moment in history, in an accessible, attractive package.--Publishers Weekly.

Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence. With full-color illustrations.

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   Wonderful for a volcano-loving 1st grader
A medium level for the autumn in 1st Grade for a good speed reader. Besides teaching history of children and a little on volcanoes, the book is a good conversation starter on the Roman Empire, volcanoes, living in a dangerous area and slavery. The school likes to make my kid read Clifford the Red Dog and similar happy, but slightly snarky stories. We read it a lot, YES.
   Little children love Volcano's
And so do adults : I bought this for my grandson ; I had actually visited Pompeii, because I heard all the stories as a young child. When we talked about volcanoes and I told you what I had seen and knew, the boys immediately wanted a story about it. As a former librarian, I know that little people like the real fact, not just stories. Even the reluctant reader will listen to a book filled with facts about the topic they love. It was the right answer to many questions.
   Kids Devour It--Over and Over!
We bought it for school, but is often off the shelves. They love the volcano - pictures and the lyrics. I am not quite sure what draws them so much to it, but it is a winner!
   nice book
I am impressed with this book in that it addresses the facts without causing unnecessary fear in my child. Not happy about shipping costs on this product, so buy it in a store if you can.
   This book is too scary for kids
I learn to read from this book when I was 4 or 5 and have since been terrified of volcanoes and lava. I liked the book, but it had the permanent side effect of intense volcano fear. I am 23 now and have had recurring dreams or being crushed by lava for most of my life, though I know now that it isn 't going to happen. I was not allowed to watch scary movies as a child, but I had memorized this book, so it is clear where my fear came from. I suggest that this book should be read by older children or perhaps children who do not actually live near either active volcanoes or dormant volcanoes.
   Could this Happen Again?
We were all disappointed that there were no real pictures, but only illustrations. It is so easy to get pictures of Pompeii -- he was disappointed with this aspect. We dug our old family photos and National G's to supplement. This was an easy topic to catch St. Helen's interest. We wanted to shoot real photos.
   Informative and a good chapter book for readers ready for this level
4th Level books are great. Description described with chapters, as set for this level. After reading the book Volcanoes '' from this series, it was particularly informative. Providing some images : Note Note : Please remember the level of age for this book. There are some images of dead bodies in this book that may be upsetting for younger readers.
   Great book for young children
I read this to my 3 children as part of a curriculum on Rome and they loved the book. It was good for their age group and the illustrations were excellent.
   Simple version for young kids
I bought this book for my daughter when she was in 4th grade. It is a simple version of the story for young children.
   Fascinating for a 7 year old reader
Some previous reviews say that this book is too scary for young readers, but that is exactly what my young reader likes about this book. I bought this for my grandson because he is interested in natural disasters. Pompeii is particularly interesting because of all the artifacts. This book is read by.