Through Time: Pompeii

Through Time

Richard Platt

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This sumptuous, innovative recreation of Roman life traces the rise and fall of a great empire. Superb illustrations retell the lost story of Pompeii—the life of its people, its conflicts and disasters, and the changing fortunes of a house at the center of it all. Beginning in the sixth century bce, a simple hut becomes a farmhouse, and gradually the farmhouse is swallowed up by the expanding new city of Pompeii. The house grows as the city and its inhabitants prosper. But finally it also suffers the devastating effects of the natural disaster that swallowed up the city—the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This is the story of the growth and destruction of a house, a city, and an empire. Further, it is a tale of discovery and revelation that tracks the extraordinary archaeological work involved in unearthing and
interpreting Pompeii's remains.

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Richard Platt

Richard Platt is the author of more than fifty books for children. He is the author of Eureka! which was chosen as a 2004 Outstanding Science Trade Book by the CBC and NSTA.

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Through Time: Pompeii
Richard Platt

Hardcover

Hardcover
Kingfisher
September 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780753460443
ISBN10: 0753460440
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
12 1/10 x 9 1/2 inches, 48 pages
Age Range: 6 to 10
Grade Range: 1 to 5
$16.99
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