What Was Pompeii?  -     By: Jim O'Connor
    Illustrated By: Fred Harper, John Hinderliter
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What Was Pompeii?

Illustrated By: Fred Harper, John Hinderliter
Grosset & Dunlap / 2014 / Paperback

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Read and learn what Pompeii was with this book, the next up in the What Was? series. Featuring a timeline of the city of Pompeii's history, as well as a timeline of world events, a bibliography and fun facts, this biography for children ages 8 to 12 years, dives into the history, customs, and rediscoveries of the lost city of Pompeii that was buried by a volcano for centuries. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0448479079
ISBN-13: 9780448479071
Ages: 8-11
Series: What Was...?

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The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact buildings and beautiful mosaics. This easy-to-read account is gripping and includes photos of the ruins.

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Jim O'Connor is the author of What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? and Who Is Bob Dylan? He lives in New York City.

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