Mysteries of the Great Wall of China

From the Series Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In August 2011, an expedition in the Gobi Desert region of Mongolia uncovered a long-forgotten section of the Great Wall of China. In 2015, nine new sections of the wall were located in northwest China. Researchers and archaeologists have worked for years to uncover the secrets of this incredible ancient structure. How was this massive wall created? Who exactly built it and why? Centuries of study have led to many theories and ideas, but some questions may never be answered. Find out more about the myths, history, and science surrounding the Great Wall of China.

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978-1-5124-4013-3
$21.99
978-1-5124-4922-8
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.4
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025030, JNF025080
Dewey 931
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 990
Guided Reading Level V
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These attractive titles focus on archaeological efforts to answer enduring questions about some of the ancient world’s most famous sites.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.

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Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )

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