The Emperor's Army
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|Format:||Hardback, 32 pages|
|Other Information: ||full colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2010|
When the first emperor of China falls under the influence of an evil prime minister out to abolish education, a wise scholar and his son flee for the mountains. During their time hiding in a secluded cave, the young boy discovers a site that contains a complete militia made of clay. Archers kneel with bows, and soldiers stand with attention. Cloaked with the finest garb and weaponry, the warriors resemble real-life soldiers. After making the startling discovery, the boy conjectures the reason for the clay army's creation. The mystery behind the terra-cotta army - what some consider the eighth wonder of the world - is unveiled in this educational children's story with ancient Chinese-inspired illustrations. In this title, a math lesson and a craft for making clay add to the learning experience.
"Virginia Pilegard breathes life into Chinese history and Adrian Tans' well-researched paintings add vitality to this outstanding children's book." - Angelica Carpenter, curator, Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature"
|Publisher: ||Pelican Publishing Co|
|Dimensions: ||28.6 x 22.66 x 0.86 centimeters (0.38 kg)|