Explore the mysteries of the unfinished Maya murals, started a thousand years ago in Bonampak, Mexico. March along a wall in Northern England, built with fortresses and towers by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The world is full of interesting walls, from the mighty dikes that keep the oceans and rivers from flooding the Netherlands, to the Wall of ...
Explore the mysteries of the unfinished Maya murals, started a thousand years ago in Bonampak, Mexico. March along a wall in Northern England, built with fortresses and towers by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The world is full of interesting walls, from the mighty dikes that keep the oceans and rivers from flooding the Netherlands, to the Wall of Messages in Chile. Beautifully illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien, these stories help us explore and understand the diversity of our world and its people. Full color.
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Publishers Weekly, 1992-07-20 In a praiseworthy celebration of similarities and differences among the world's peoples, debut author Knight and O'Brien explore notable walls the world over as both symbols and vehicles for cultural connection. Young readers will recognize such landmarks as the Great Wall of China, the cave walls of Lascaux, the Wailing Wall and the Vietnam Memorial. More surprising selections feature the work of Australian aborigines, Indian Hindus, Islamic Egyptians, Native Americans and Africans. The narrative is respectful and egalitarian, with the clear intent of valuing no one people over another. O'Brien's ( Jamaica Tag-Along ; Jamaica's Find ) well-designed and affecting pastels cover each spread; showing busy children at each wall, the illustrations focus on the characters' facial expressions and spur reader interest still further by shifting the perspective for each scene. A four-page afterword provides supplementary facts about the individual wall sites and keys them to a world map. Ages 5-13. (June)
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