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Where is the Great Wall?, by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by Jerry Hoare - library binding

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Summary
More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power
Table Of Contents
Where is the Great Wall? -- A reason for walls -- Walls grow bigger -- A ruthless ruler -- The first Great Wall goes up -- Downfall -- Peace along the Wall -- Breaking into China -- The glory years -- Life at the Wall -- Symbol of China
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
106 pages, illustrations, maps (some color), 20 cm.
Isbn
9781484447970

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