Mysteries of Easter Island
From the Series Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )
On Easter in 1722, a fleet of Dutch ships exploring the southeastern Pacific Ocean came across a small island that at first seemed uninhabited. Instead, the sailors found a community of people—and hundreds of giant stone statues. Easter Island and its statues have long been a source of mystery for explorers, historians, and tourists. How did people come to live in such a remote place? How had the islanders carved such enormous statues without metal tools? And how had they moved them? Read all about the myths and theories surrounding Easter Island, as well as the science researchers are using to learn more.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.4|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|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|
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: Laura Hamilton Waxman
Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
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Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )
Uncover the mysteries of some of the most intriguing places on the planet. What was Stonehenge used for? Are the Egyptian pyramids really cursed? While answers to some questions have been lost to history, discover what scientists have learned about some of the most fascinating ancient sites. View available downloads →