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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World [Hardcover]

By Lynn Curlee (Illustrator) & Lynn Curlee (Author)
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Item description for The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Lynn Curlee...

The author of Brooklyn Bridge provides a comprehensive look at seven wondrous creations--including the Colossus of Rhodes and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon--and the diverse factors that have made them so incredible throughout time. Jr Lib Guild.

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"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 mans greatest feats and explores the timeless desire of cultures to leave a permanent mark on the Earth.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Lynn Curlee has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 350
  • Publishers Weekly - 12/24/2001 page 64
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/2002 page 43
  • Booklist - 01/01/2002 page 850
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 03/01/2002 page 237
  • School Library Journal - 09/01/2002 page 242
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 473
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2003 page 30
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 473
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/2004

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Atheneum
Pages   33
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 10" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   Atheneum
Age  8-12
ISBN  068983182X  
ISBN13  9780689831829  

Availability  5 units.
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More About Lynn Curlee

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lynn Curlee received a 2002 Sibert Honor for Brooklyn Bridge. His other works include Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, Liberty, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital, Parthenon, Ballpark, Skyscraper, and most recently, Mythological Creatures. He lives in Jamesport, New York. You can learn more about him at

Lynn Curlee currently resides in Jamesport, in the state of New York.

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5Books > Subjects > Reference > Fun Facts > Curiosities & Wonders

Reviews - What do customers think about The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

a tad disappointing  Jan 5, 2003
Enticed by a review of it in a local free-bee circular, I really wanted to like this book. The illustrations are good, but neither they nor the text were especially engaging. I'm not familiar with the author's other works, but i suspect this is not his best.

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