“The text provides enough detail to keep youngsters interested and the pages are filled with clear maps, colorful illustrations, current-day photos of the site, and reproductions of artifacts. Three-dimensional paper sculptures of contemporary buildings allow readers to peek inside, and a pop-up image of the volcano is a real attention-grabber.” ~School Library Journal
David Hawcock was the paper engineer for Universe’s New York Pop-Up Book and The California Pop-Up Book. Peter Riley has written nearly 200 books for textbook publication on such diverse subjects as astronomy, zoology, history, and religion. Current titles Dinosaurs, Pirates, and Castles are a part of Riley’s Hot Topics series for Scholastic. Dr. Thorston Opper is a curator of Greek and Roman Antiquities for The British Museum.
This is a fun book for those who have interest in Pompeii. Have done some archaeology work on Pompeii and despite having rather detailed knowledge of Pompeii bought this for my... Read morePublished 2 months ago by pbk63
The children in my second grade class were fascinated by this book. One of the students had visited Pompeii and brought this book to share with the class. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by GuinA
I have been looking for a book on Pompeii for a 10-year old who visited the site this summer. This book is fun, informative and well engineered - no inappropriate graffiti which... Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by K. Andreas
Although this book has a couple of nice pop-ups some of the pop-ups (such as the People & Homes section) were of no interest to the kids. Read morePublished on July 3, 2010 by NSL