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Pompeii: Lost and Found

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in history for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope Osborne’s brief text and with stunning frescoes created by Bonnie Christensen, using the same colors, style, and technique as the ancient frescoes unearthed at Pompeii. I ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 10th 2006 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Bonnie Ferrante
Pompeii Lost and Found is a nonfiction picture book for children in grade 4 and up. It begins with an explanation of the devastation of Pompeii by the volcanic explosion of Mount Vesuvius. The book leads us through the archaeological discoveries of an entombed city. It explains the artifacts and what they mean with regard to the life of the historic city. There is just enough information at each page to pull the reader through the book. It is written in a style sure to intrigue all readers and i ...more
Oct 12, 2008 Cynthia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: juvenile nonfiction buffs
This is a beautiful picture book that is also an informational text.The illustrator used a fresco technique that was reminiscent of Pompeiian art. There are descriptions of the humans that were killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius,but this book is not gory. It focuses on the way artifacts were used to piece together a picture of daily life in Pompeii.
I have been fascinated by Pompeii since my Latin classes in middle school when I learned about it. Mary Pope Osborne does a nice job summarizing the tragedy, the discovery and the important artifacts that are found.

I found the illustrations of the book to be interesting. Although the book is informational, the choice of illustrations are to use frescoes to represent the art that was discovered at Pompeii. There were times I wish there were photographs instead; however, I love that the book is u
I liked the way the author, Mary Pope Osborne, moved from the productive, daily life of Pompeii to the destruction caused by Vesuvius and then to the found artifacts. Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Christensen. An informative book for children and adults.
Jessica Hancock
Great resource to have in a class library. This would be good for students doing a research project or even just for readers who prefer non fiction text.
Katie Sicking
I loved this book about Pompeii. It's an informative and colorful nonfiction book that I think children would find very interesting.
We read this in one night it's pretty accurate about the story
we read it because it's for 4 and up.It has only about 17 pages
This is very informative. I nearly gave it a four.
a good children resource
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.
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