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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 930.1 LAR (Text) 33500013290630 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 930.1 LAR (Text) 33500013290648 New Checked out 11/06/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781328753649
  • ISBN: 1328753646
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 28 x 32 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Karnak Temple -- Babylon -- Akrotiri on the Island of Thera -- Herculaneum -- Great Zimbabwe -- Angkor Wat -- Mesa Verde -- Rapa Nui or Easter Island -- Tenochtitlán -- Machu Pichu -- Fatehpur Sikri -- Jamestown -- Caughnawaga.
Summary, etc.:
Who lived in our world's ancient places? How did they survive? Travel back to the lost cities of Babylon, Karnak, Herculaneum, Mesa Verde, Angkor Wat, Great Zimbabwe, Easter Island (or Rapa Nui), Tenochtitlan, Machu Picchu, Fatehpur Sikri, Jamestown, Caughnawaga, and Akrotiri. See why these civilizations were lost--and how they were found! -back cover.
Target Audience Note:
Age 6-9.
K to Grade 3.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    Laroche introduces 13 lost cities around the world, including Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Babylon (Iraq), Caughnawaga (U.S.), Fatehpur Sikri (India), Mesa Verde (U.S.), Great Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe), Herculaneum (Italy), Machu Picchu (Peru), and Tenochtitlan (Mexico). After a paragraph explaining what it might have been like to visit or live in each place, a Q&A section comments on its location, its residents, why it was "lost," how it was found, and what remains mysterious about the site. Each broad, double-page spread is dominated by a colorful, meticulously constructed artistic recreation of the lost city. These striking recreations were first constructed with layers of painted paper to create a three-dimensional look, then photographed. The text includes interesting facts about each site, and the closing "What's Mysterious" section will particularly interest readers. Those who enjoyed reading about these places will be equally intrigued by the highly visual closing pages, where a time line and a global map relate the sites to each other, both historically and geographically. A striking guide to lost cities. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Giles Laroche, a master of cut-paper relief sculptures, captures stories from history that can't be told with photographs. Reviewers have called his art "truly masterful," "mind-bogglingly good," and "a visual feast." He lives in Salem, MA.  

Subject: Extinct cities > Juvenile literature.
Cities and towns, Ancient > Juvenile literature.
Civilization, Ancient > Juvenile literature.
Extinct cities.
Cities and towns, Ancient.
Civilization, Ancient.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Ancient.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life.
Cities and towns, Ancient.
Civilization, Ancient.
Extinct cities.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.

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