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Abandoned Places



Abandoned Places

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Where did everyone go? This series explores the history or mystery behind the world’s most famous ghost towns and other abandoned sites. Curious readers will sort through reasons or theories that explain why people left places like Bodie, California; Machu Picchu, Peru; and the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Number of books in the series: 6
ISBN :  900138

List Price :  $155.70

Library Price :   $119.70

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Series Abandoned Places
Reading Level Grade 3
Interest Level 3-7
Lexile 640-740
Guided Reading Level Q
Copyright Year 2018
Dewey 900-Geography and History
ISBN 900138
Author No
Artwork Photography
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Torque
AR Quiz No
Review Source No
Pages 24
Trim Size 6.5" x 9"
Book Format Hardcover
Reading Counts Points No

School Library Journal
Photographs are the standout element in this set, which takes readers to the ghostly remains of deserted places. The images include both panoramic shots and detailed close-ups. Each chapter is about five pages in length, and introduces the topic location, how and why it was settled, an account of its heyday, reasons for its eventual abandonment, and contemporary efforts to understand and/or preserve it. Some locations are well-known, but most will be new to readers, which is a plus. This set taps into people's ongoing fascination with the remains of the past and shows readers the often fleeting nature of settled locations. VERDICT: For all elementary and middle schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Bellwether's outstanding "Abandoned Places" explores why people are so fascinated with the remains of the past and should be available to all upper elementary and early middle school readers.

Pennsylvania School Library Association
This informative series checks all the boxes of a good nonfiction book: Table of Contents, Glossary, To Learn More, and Index. Some of the best features in this series are the maps showing where the site is located, and the timelines that are in each book. The full-color modern pictures with interspersed historical ones provide a good viewpoint for young learners. THOUGHTS: The reinforced library binding makes this series worth its cost. I liked all the features, and it's a series that won't be quickly outdated, so will have a long shelf life.