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The Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers: An Isabel Soto Archaeology Adventure
The Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers: An Isabel Soto Archaeology Adventure
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The Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers: An Isabel Soto Archaeology Adventure

Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Dr. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, or rescue colleagues in trouble. Readers join Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

 
Dewey978.8'27
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
GRLU
Lexile LevelGN 590L
ATOS Level3.9
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #134424
Early Intervention Level28
  
  
ISBN978-1-4296-3971-2
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Copyright2010
  
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $29.99 School/Library Price
$22.49
 
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"The Isabel Soto series is divided into two types; the Investigations and the Archeological Adventures. The Investigations give historical perspectives on current problems. Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming looks back at the historical beginnings of global warming, starting with the question “What happens to the sun’s energy after it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere?” all the way up to the current melting of the ice caps in the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland. Rescue in the Bermuda Triangle examines the many different theories about disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, including those science can’t explain. These stories aren’t meant to give the answers, but instead, to give the reader the foundations to think about the problem and come up with their own solution. The Archeological Adventures explore ancient cultures, focusing on either a particular aspect of the culture or the way people lived as a whole. In The Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers, Isabel goes back in time to see how the Cliff Dwellers made their pottery and to investigate why a mug found at the site in the present was made the way it was. Escape From Pompeii has Isabel and a journalist going back in time (by accident) to see the ancient city the way it was before Vesuvius erupted, as well as the day of the eruption. They see the way the Romans lived, what they did for enjoyment, and finally how they reacted to the eruption, and how many met their end. All of the books are well written, with short, concise sentences for easy comprehension. They are broken up into chapters that focus on a particular topic, and there is a vocabulary/pronunciation guide at the end, as well as “Further Reading” recommendations on the topics. Also included throughout the stories are short asides that give more detail about something covered on the particular page, such as the graffiti found at Pompeii. The stories aren’t just about teaching a topic, though. The information is woven into a basic plot and there is some action, and moments of danger for Isabel to escape from. The social sciences can be a tough subject to get kids interested in, with textbooks that emphasize dates and events more than the hows and whys that really make the subject interesting. Coming from a social sciences background myself, I think it’s great that there’s someone out there trying to show kids that history and anthropology can be just as fascinating as the harder sciences, which is just what these Graphic Expeditions do. These books would be a great addition to any library. http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/goodcomicsforkids/2011/09/08/graphic-expeditions-isabel-soto/" - Good Comics for Kids blog

September 8, 2011

Terry Collins

Terry Collins

An award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist, Terry Collins now writes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic novels for readers of all ages. Some of his latest titles include biographies of Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong, a historical fiction novel of Ancient China, and a graphic novel on the unsung heroes of World War II. A National Board Certified English instructor, he now teaches literature and creative writing in his hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Despite a lack of shelf space for his ever-growing library, he will always believe a person can never have too many books.

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