Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

By:  James M. Deem

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In ancient times, Pompeii was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Its 20,000 inhabitants lived in the shadow of Vesuvius, which they believed was a mountain. But Vesuvius was an active volcano, and within twenty-four hours of its eruption, the city was destroyed. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists unearthed what was buried under the rubble. The most unexpected and extraordinary discovery? The imprints of Pompeiians, their deaths captured as if by photographic images in volcanic ash.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328740830

  • ISBN-10: 1328740838

  • Pages: 64

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/03/2017

  • Carton Quantity: 42

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level Y

James M. Deem
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James M. Deem

James M. Deem is the author of numerous books for young readers, including 3 NB of Julian Drew, Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Rediscovery of the Past, and Faces From the Past. Mr. Deem lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona.
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    "With incredibly engrossing images and narrative, this is a powerful and poignant piece of nonfiction."–School Library Journal, starred School Library Journal, Starred

    "The jewels here are the numerous black-and-white (and some color) photographs. . . . Excellent for browsers as well as researchers." ––Booklist Booklist, ALA

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328740830

  • ISBN-10: 1328740838

  • Pages: 64

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/03/2017

  • Carton Quantity: 42

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Guided Reading Level Y

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