Stanborough, Rebecca. Great Wall of China. Capstone Publishers 2016 32p $19.99 ISBN 978-1-4914-8197-4 Series: Engineering Wonders ms/hs Nonfiction VG
The Great Wall of China is actually made up of many walls that were built back as far as 1,000 B.C. The wall is made up of many different materials, and the 13,000-mile-long wall we know today was not always one long wall. This book explores the many different aspects of the building of the wall, including the rulers who ordered the building, the types of materials used (including sticky rice!), and the types of workers who built the walls. This is quite an in-depth look at the many years and man-hours that went into keeping China safe from invaders for centuries through today, when the wall is a major tourist attraction. This book provides a good look at how such an amazing feat was accomplished, as well as the history of China itself. It includes a glossary, a list of websites to visit, and links to the Common Core.
Summary: From the Engineering Wonders series comes the story of how the Great Wall of China was built, piece by piece over the course of 2,000 years.
China-History, Great Wall of China --Erin Daley