Ancient Rome and Pompeii A nonfiction companion to Vacation under the volcano

Mary Pope Osborne

Book - 2006

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Magic tree house research guides
A Stepping Stone book
New York : Random House 2006.
1st ed
Physical Description
119 p. : ill., map
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Mary Pope Osborne (-)
Other Authors
Natalie Pope Boyce (-), Sal Murdocca
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. 2-4. Readers of the Magic Tree House fiction series will find it reassuring to see two familiar characters and a similar series logo on the cover of this nonfiction guide to ancient Rome and Pompeii. Though designed to provide background for Vacation under the Volcano (1998), the book can easily be used on its own. It offers an accessible introduction to the history of Rome and to Pompeii, both as the site of a volcanic disaster and as a wonderfully preserved ancient Roman town with much to show about daily life during the period. Fully illustrated with black-and-white drawings and photos of sites and artifacts, the book concludes with basic tips for doing research using nonfiction books, lists of recommended books, videos, DVDs, software, Internet sites, and museums. Useful for younger researchers. ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A nonfiction title that explains the fact behind the fiction of a title in the best-selling Magic Tree House series describes what it was like to be a Roman gladiator, a child in ancient Rome, and a victim of Mt. Vesuvius. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Provides information on the extinct city of Pompeii and life in ancient Rome.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano, they had lots of questions. How did ancient Rome become an emipre? Where did ancient Romans go for fun? What happened to the Roman town of Pompeii? What have we learned from it? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventureFact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!