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The Hero Schliemann

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The Hero Schliemann by Laura Amy Schlitz
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Feb 26, 2013 | ISBN 9780763665043

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  • Feb 26, 2013 | ISBN 9780763665043 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Anyone with an interest in archaeology or in liars and braggarts will be drawn in by this slim biography of the hyperimaginative Schliemann.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

A colorful narrative. . . . Byrd’s detailed drawings extend the dramatic story.
—Booklist

Schlitz’s chatty text is frank with the reader about the difficulties of parsing fact from Schliemann’s fiction, developing her protagonist. . . . Byrd’s wry illustrations match the breeziness of the text and add verve to the whole.
—Kirkus Reviews

Well-written. . . . Should give budding archaeologists plenty to discuss.
—Sacramento Bee

Pictures, timelines and maps make this book even more fascinating and fun.
—Washington Post

In Schlitz’s carefully researched, sophisticated, and far more amusing account, Schliemann’s obsessions and his inability to distinguish fact from fiction bring him into focus as the monomaniac he was.
—Natural History

Simply and in an interesting-to-read manner, tells of the obsessive search of a businessman-turned-archaeologist for the ancient city.
—DIG Magazine

In this lively biography, Schlitz seems to regard her subject with equal parts compassion, exasperation and admiration.
—Washington Parent

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