Learn all about this magnificent wall with Where Is the Great Wall? Filled with fun facts about this World Wonder, children aged 8 to 12 years will discover interesting things about the people of the times, including the ones who helped to design and engineer the building, the types of material that was used, and the role the wall played in Chinese history. 106 pages, softcover. Ages 8-12/ Grades 3-7.
More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power.
Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of What Was Ellis Island?, What Was Pearl Harbor?, Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?, and Who Is Bill Gates?