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 Where is the Great Wall? (Where Is...?)
 Author: Demuth, Patricia

 Publisher:  Penguin Workshop (2015)

 Dewey: 931
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 106 p., ill., maps (some col.), 20 cm

 BTSB No: 273338 ISBN: 9780448483580
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Walls -- China -- Design and construction -- History
 Great Wall of China (China)
 China -- History -- To 221 B.C

Price: $4.91

More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth.

 Illustrator: Hoare, Jerry
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 172685
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 65791

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2015 Gr 3–5—These solid though formulaic titles profile well-known locations. Demuth examines the longest human-made structure in the world, the Great Wall of China, outlining why it was constructed; Chinese rulers and tribes such as the Mongols, who invaded the empire; the intense manpower required to build the Wall in a time before machines and earth-moving equipment; the people who lived at and protected the Wall; and the Communist Party's actions to preserve the Great Wall and promote it to the world. O'Connor focuses on the Grand Canyon, examining its geological formations; the importance of the Colorado River; the native peoples who used to—and still do—inhabit the canyon; the adventures of geologist John Wesley Powell, who explored the canyon; wildlife; and the impact of man. Stine provides a history of the White House, explaining its design and remodelings; destruction by the British during the War of 1812; descriptions of various rooms including the East Room and the Blue Room; presidents and family members who have occupied the residence; and the staff of chefs, butlers, and more who keep the house running. VERDICT Suitable additions to history and geography collections.—Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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