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Review by grandson Andrew (age 8) This was a very interesting book, and it had good illustrations. I like learning about history. That must have been really scary. I hope it doesn't erupt ever again.
My older 4 homeschoolers read this when young. (They are now ages 25-20!) I just read this to the middles and littles tonight. It’s a classic.
This book is interesting. It shows something which happened in Pompeii (a town in Italy). Pompeii looked peaceful! (I saw in the pictures.) But the mountain was really a volcano. I felt sad and I pitied the people in Pompeii when I learned about what happened when the volcano erupted. The giant was waking up! Everyone began to scream. :( People’s homes were destroyed by the ash which fell from the sky. They had to get out of Pompeii. The ashes fell on Pompeii for two days. Then it was over. Toda...
I like this book because the scientists try how to found the town name pompeii and how the vesuvius erupted the town of pompeii the scientists was so excited to found the town name pompeii when the scientists was digging they found some pictures called mosaics and they also found some people who was died. In this book the people of pompeii didn't know that they have a town name pompeii they where busy haveing so much fun they didn't know that some thing terrible was happen in pompeii.One day pin...
I still remember this from my school years. I suppose it was one of the first "disaster stories" I read, and the story of the discovery of Pompeii's ruins also highlights the fascinating rewards of archaeology (similar to Tut's Mummy: Lost...And Found).
Note: does include a page spread of drawings of a skeleton, a plaster cast of a victim, and a plaster cast of a dog who died in Pompeii. The skeleton is a little creepy, mostly because its jaw is gaping.
Summer read with the kids. This book was surprisingly repetitive and easy for a step up 4 book but it was informative.
The last "classic" I'm reviewing in this series, was written the same year as Titanic ... Lost and Found. These easy readers often go out of print very quickly and it says much when one can keep in print for well over twenty years. Pompeii tells the story of the fateful day that Mount Vesuvius erupted from the perspective of what it must have been like to have seen what was happening had you been there. A detailed, gripping story that captures the imagination and could possibly send the reader i...
This book has the perfect amount of information for a basic introduction to Pompeii. It covers everything from how the citizens were unaware that Mount Vesuvius was a volcano, to the initial earthquakes, through the various stages of the eruption itself. It then goes on to tell how Pompeii was buried and lost for centuries, and then discusses the rediscovery and the beginnings of the excavation.What I appreciated most about this book were the illustrations of the structure of a volcano and of Po...
• This book is a great choice for beginners. It tells the story of Pompeii in a way children can understand. And get excited about history• Teachers may use this book for History, Reading, Science• Ages 7-9 Grades 2-4• Individual students may read this book to themselves during center time. It will enhance their knowledge of the history of Pompeii and academic reading skills.• Small groups may read this together and then write their own summaries of the story.• A whole class may use this book to...
My most recent student was so interested in this book, I think he exceeded his reading level in his eagerness to discover all it had to offer! Well written, engaging text with compelling line drawings illuminate Vesuvius' destruction of the ancient town for young readers. We will keep it around for years, though, because even older students with little time can grasp a good summary of events from this title. A home school super star title, highly recommended.
This book was part of my daughter's second grade LA materials. She loved it! My favorite part was that it actually gave her the pronunciations for the hard words. So she was able to correctly figure them out on her own. This was a great confidence booster. This book also stemmed quite a few conversations! Thankfully I have pictures from my travels that we could go to and discuss to expand the discussions. The book also takes the reader from before the explosion to present day. It is good for the...
Grades 2-4Genre: Informational Non-fictionPompeii Buried Alive tells the story of how the volcano Vesuvius erupted and literally buried the whole town. I think this book could help students learn of another culture and how/what a volcano is. This book could also help teachers talk about fossils etc. because of how the town was discovered in later years. Overall, this book is an easy read and is interesting.
This book is so cool. It is about how the Pompeii volcano erupted and what was happening and how nobody knew what was happening. And then what happened when the volcano erupted, they called it the sleeping giant awoke. And it was such a cool book. If you are interested in science and volcanoes I think you should read this book. As you know, it is so cool.
Brief and simple look at the natural volcanic disaster that wiped out Pompeii all those years ago, and seems to have spawned books and movies of all types, usually with masculine characters and drippy leading ladies, but this one is just telling the tale and does not come with the same sense of melodrama.
I just found out on Goodreads the author inspired her mother to write Pat the Bunny, which was one of my first books. She then wrote some more of them, like "Daddy's Scratchy Face." I chose to read this to see how much detail it would go into about Pompeii. I thought it was a good introduction to teach younger children about what happened to the village of Pompeii.
I read this book a long time ago. The date finished is just a vague guess. The book gets five stars because I read it several times, and the story really stuck with me. Great for elementary school ages.
Age appropriate telling of what happened at Pompeii. Some children may be frightened or anxious about the same fate happening to them, but we have technology now that helps us not be surprised so many lives can be saved, even if Vesuvius wakes up again.
My second-grade son found this book both interesting and exciting. He also found he could read it on his own and fully comprehend it. Perfect.
P announced today that this is one of his favorite books!
I enjoyed this book only during the commuting time this morning. I knew next to nothing about the history of Pompei, so this story was interesting.
Excellent children’s reader, vocab on 4th grade level. Good pictures; carefully worded about all the death.
A quite simple first reader's. Nice drawings!
An excellent nonfiction book about Pompeii for kids learning to read. I read it to my 7 & 8 year old littles (who were already familiar with the basics about Pompeii). They enjoyed it.
4/5 stars given by 7-year old. She said it wasn’t exactly what she expected. She thought Pompeii would be a person instead of a place. Due to her disappointment, 4 stars.
My 2nd grader read this to me as part of his school. He liked it. Sad, scary, exciting, interesting.
This is a great book. Effective writing skills. Just love it
Just finished reading “Pompeii, buried alive” written by Edith. It’s the best historical book I’ve ever read. Recommend for every children who are interested in history. Before COVID 19 are widespread, I used to go there. This book brings back memories. Nostalgic. Those were the good old days. I hope to go there again.
Excellent short book for kids on Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Very good illustrations by Michael Eagle, who also illustrated The Trojan Horse, a childhood favorite from the same Step into Reading series. The first chapter offers a kid-friendly look at daily life in a Roman city, with attention given to home life, religion—including the often-overlooked household shrine—slaves, and typical activity in a town market. Throughout, the author and illustrator—by keeping Vesuviu...