With fascinating text and splendid yet haunting illustrations, this narrative imagines what it was like when Vesuvius eruptedmore than 2,000 years ago. The famous lost city of Pompeii comes to life again in dozens of photographs, paintings, and diagrams. Vivid descriptions of life before and during the disaster and educational sidebars reveal the lives of those who lived and died in this ancient Roman city. Also included is information about the archaeological digs at the volcanic site and how they have contributed to the rediscovery of ancientRoman life."
Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning children s book editor andthe author of "Amelia Earhart," "Mummies: The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest from Around the World," and "On Board the Titanic," as well as several other books in the I Was There series. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. Greg Ruhl is the illustrator of "Westward with Columbus" and an adaption of "Little Women." He lives in Toronto, Ontario."