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Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano
Contributor(s): Osborne, Mary Pope, Boyce, Natalie Pope, Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0375832203     ISBN-13: 9780375832208
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Published: April 2006
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Annotation: What was it like to be a gladiator? How many people died in the destruction of Pompeii? How did Roman children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and others in this nonfiction companion to "Vacation Under the Volcano." Illustrations.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Rome; Civilization.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Ancient
Dewey: 937
LCCN: 2005008433
Lexile Measure: 750
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.30 lbs) 119 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 106976
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q39024
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 4.0
 
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Publisher Description:
What was it like to be a gladiator? How many people died in the destruction of Pompeii? How did Roman children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: "Ancient Rome and Pompeii," This is the nonfiction companion to "Vacation Under the Volcano "(Magic Tree House #13).

Contributor Bio(s): RY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures.

Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall)
Black-and-white photos of artifacts, art, and architecture, along with detailed black-and-white drawings, illustrate every page of this easy-to-read introduction to the Roman Empire and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The authors offer a good historical overview and include tidbits of information that young readers will find fascinating. Tips for doing more research round out the volume. Reading list, websites. Ind. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
 
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