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.
About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction.
Bonnie Christensen (1951-2015) brought many aspects of American and world history into focus for young readers through such celebrated picture books as "Elvis, Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol", a Bank Street College Best Book and a "Booklist "Top Ten Biography, the Scheider Family Book Award winner "Django" and "Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the people", a "Boston-Globe Horn Book "Honor Book and a "New York Times "Notable Book. Her beloved books continue to captivate generations of new readers