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The Pompeii Pop-up Hardcover – October 2, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Universe; Pop edition (October 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789315696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789315694
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 11.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“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

About the Author

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.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte B-S on January 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my two young granddaughters and was thoroughly entranced with it myself. It is brimming with lush drawings and fascinating information about this wonderful historic place. Definitely worth the price. More than just a coffee table book. Beautifully rendered.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lockett F. Ballard on January 7, 2008
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Spent the fall reading all seven volumns of Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series and this a delightful compliment to that reading and enchanted the child with-in. The the clever pop-ups and enhancement of a holiday treat to myself - it is something I take out of the draw (and put the cats in another room) and can loose myself in this book for many special moments.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jamahv on September 5, 2008
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This book will surely remain in my extensive collection of pop-up books. The text is informative and well-written, the illustrations are beautifully done, and the mechanisms give a three-dimensional view of ancient Pompeii and of the excavations done since the catastrophic eruption for which Vesuvius is well known. It easily earns its five stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meric on May 19, 2010
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Lately, I have purchased a great deal of pop-up books. I thought this was one of the best. It has a variety of flaps with miniature pop-up scenes and additional information about the history of how the people of Pompeii lived and ultimately the eruption. The larger pop-up scenes are really intricate. Finally, there is a drawer connected to the book which consists of additional pop-up scenes that you can manipulate.

This book is a must buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane F. Pedler on December 8, 2011
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It's been years since I've browsed through a pop up book...usually they are made for fairly small children. This one, the Pompeii pop up, is geared towards young adult to adult readers; I bought it as a gift for my eleven year old granddaughter, who is very interested in Pompeii and ancient history in general. This coffeetable size book is very well made, the pop ups are intricate and durable, and I found it to be informative and worthwhile. Very recommended!
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