Item description for Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading) by Edith Kunhardt Davis...
Overview A simple retelling of the fateful days in 79 A.D. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the people in the ancient town of Pompeii perished.
Publishers Description Illus. in full color. "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. "
Citations And Professional Reviews Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading) by Edith Kunhardt Davis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 05/01/1988
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 1987
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Series Step into Reading
ISBN 0394888669 ISBN13 9780394888668 UPC 079808003995
Availability 0 units.
More About Edith Kunhardt Davis
EDITH KUNHARDT DAVIS is the author and illustrator of numerous children's books. Much of her work was built on her mother Dorothy Kunhardt's bestselling classic Pat the Bunny, with sequels such as Pat the Christmas Bunny and Pat the Puppy. Her other works include Pompeii . . . Buried Alive! in the Step Into Reading leveled reader series and the picture book biography Honest Abe.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)?
Pompeii ... Buried Alive Sep 3, 2005
I bought the book so that I could have a condensed version of the story. It was well worth the money. Good illustrations.
Excellent book for educators. Jan 11, 2003
Good children's books on Ancient Rome are hard to find so when I came across Pompeii... Buried Alive!, I bought two copies for my son's and daughter's libraries.
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.
See a volcano May 10, 2001
I think you ought to read POMPEII. It is very cool. I like the middle part. My desired part is at the end. My favorite part is when the volcano blows its top. By:
Makes you feel like you're there Aug 21, 2000
As a 2nd grade teacher, I've been sharing this book with my students for about 2 years now. It keeps any group mesmorized! The best part about it is the way it makes kids understand that the people of Pompeii were just regular people going about their daily routines when Vesuvius erupted. They especially feel a connection with the little boy Pliny who watched the eruption from across the water and wrote about it in his later years. It is a great book to use as part of a classroom volcano unit or by itself.
Buried Alive Mar 23, 2000
This was a good book. It was not what I suspected but it was good any way. What I wanted was more scary stuff. But I guess I'm not in to this Kind of book.