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. In addition to the destruction of Pompeii and the rediscovery of the ruins nearly 1,700 years later, the book shows what daily life was like in this prosperous Roman town in the year 79 A.D.
South Carolina Children’s Book AwardNOMINEE
About Mary Pope Osborne
“I’m one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living. There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children’s book author.”—Mary Pope OsborneMary Pope Osborne is… More about Mary Pope Osborne
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Jan 10, 2006| 40 Pages| 9 x 12| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780375828898