Pompeii…Buried Alive!

ISBN: 0394888669
ISBN 13: 9780394888668
By: Edith Kunhardt Davis Kunhardt

Check Price Now

Genres

Currently Reading History Home Library Homeschool Informational Kids Non Fiction Nonfiction Sonlight To Read

About this book

Illus. in full color. "The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years ago, the eruption itself and its aftermath, and the excitement when the buried town is rediscovered centuries later. A lively and factual glimpse of a devastating moment in history, in an accessible, attractive package."--Publishers Weekly.  

Reader's Thoughts

Kim

Went to the Pompeii exhibt w/kiddos. MS LOVED it and wanted more so we got this book. My 5 yr. old was totally able to understand and grasp the ennormity of the event.

Jessica Benson

A decent early reader chapter book on the topic of Pompeii. I particularly liked the explanation and cross-section of the volcano as well as the depiction of the buried city.

Jebbeh Fahnbulleh

I like this book because the scientists try how to found the town name pompeii and how the vesuvius erupted the town of pompeii the scientists was so excited to found the town name pompeii when the scientists was digging they found some pictures called mosaics and they also found some people who was died. In this book the people of pompeii didn't know that they have a town name pompeii they where busy haveing so much fun they didn't know that some thing terrible was happen in pompeii.One day piny was watching the strange cloud and how the hot ashes and pebbles kell some people in pompeii. when piney was grewing up become a writer he wrote about how volcano buried pompeii. this is the best book ever.

Joe

I like this book because it's a good book. I like this book because it tells about Pompeii before the volcano erupted. I like this book because it's interesting.

Shannon

A great introduction to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius for elementary kids.

Teri

Quite well-done for one of these leveled readers. Good into. into Pompeii.

Carlee

This book has the perfect amount of information for a basic introduction to Pompeii. It covers everything from how the citizens were unaware that Mount Vesuvius was a volcano, to the initial earthquakes, through the various stages of the eruption itself. It then goes on to tell how Pompeii was buried and lost for centuries, and then discusses the rediscovery and the beginnings of the excavation.

Julesmarie

This book has the perfect amount of information for a basic introduction to Pompeii. It covers everything from how the citizens were unaware that Mount Vesuvius was a volcano, to the initial earthquakes, through the various stages of the eruption itself. It then goes on to tell how Pompeii was buried and lost for centuries, and then discusses the rediscovery and the beginnings of the excavation.What I appreciated most about this book were the illustrations of the structure of a volcano and of Pompeii buried under layers of lava and rock and dirt. I've found other books which better illustrate the ruins and provide actual pictures of the buildings and mosaics and frescoes which have been uncovered. I've not found a better way to help my students visualize the tremendous pressure building up in the volcano before the eruption nor how a city can be lost. Lovely illustrations!The writing is intended for younger students than mine, but the illustrations make this book invaluable in the Pompeii lessons of my ancient Rome unit.

Beth Anne

Lots of good information about Pompeii and Vesuvius here. Low stars for the quality of the writing, though it is an "early reader" book, not literature. Emma was fascinated, and the interest came as a result of the Magic treehouse book about Pompeii.

Meredith Kaupp

Getting ready for a volcano project, so I'm reading many kids' volcano books. This is a good introduction to the Pompeii story.

Tashi Rabten

The first time when i found that book it make me read. beacause of the book title and picutre on the book cover. That book seem to eazy to under stan the story . That book is kind of short and it has a 50 pages. The book has a colurfull pictures that also discrbe the part of book . That book use simpl sentences that reader can read independently. In this book I like last part most in that story. couse of people live in peacefully day in pompeii. They make old buried pompeii into museum today. The people came from different place to see the pompeii.

Ebookwormy

My most recent student was so interested in this book, I think he exceeded his reading level in his eagerness to discover all it had to offer! Well written, engaging text with compelling line drawings illuminate Vesuvius' destruction of the ancient town for young readers. We will keep it around for years, though, because even older students with little time can grasp a good summary of events from this title. A home school super star title, highly recommended.

Nicola Mansfield

The last "classic" I'm reviewing in this series, was written the same year as Titanic ... Lost and Found. These easy readers often go out of print very quickly and it says much when one can keep in print for well over twenty years. Pompeii tells the story of the fateful day that Mount Vesuvius erupted from the perspective of what it must have been like to have seen what was happening had you been there. A detailed, gripping story that captures the imagination and could possibly send the reader into further exploration of the topic. Even more intriguing is the jump ahead in time to when Pompeii has been buried and forgotten and Pliny's writings are being read then builders discover walls in the ground. Eventually more of buried Pompeii is unearthed and a full-scale archaeological dig is underway. The book explains this process until it reaches the historical, museum-like, tourist site, we have today. The book ends warning that Vesuvius could erupt again at any time. Due to the age of the book I checked the current information on this and found a very recent article, Sept. 2013, in which Japanese scientists presented to a volcano conference in Italy that Vesuvius "could erupt again at any time" and the Italian government must have a suitable disaster plan drawn up. So the books information is still very current up to today. The only problem I have with this easy reader is that the writing is not quite as good as the previous ones I've recommended as it does talk down to the reader in a way that could easily have been avoided.

Chastity

Great for young children. My kids love it.

Morgan

VOLCANO

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *