Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? The characters in Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies all have their reasons.

Armed with shovels and crowbars, thieves throughout history have unearthed graves out of greed, hunger, and knowledge. Tomb Raiders recounts little-known stories of body snatchers and crooks of the crypt, including the starving colonists in Jamestown, Virginia, medical students in New York City in 1788, grave robbers raiding ancient Egyptian pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and another pyramid in Sipán, Peru, and even kidnappers who see an opportunity in the tomb of President Abraham Lincoln! The Mystery and Mayhem series delves into fascinating tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history. Kids ages 9 to 12 love reading these real-life mysteries!

  • The setting, dialogue, plot, and character in these narrative nonfiction tales are drawn from historical documents and presented in a compelling way to appeal to both avid and reluctant readers.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $7.99

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 10–13

GRL Z

Subjects

  • World History
  • Reading & Writing

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Maps
  • Glossary

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619306226
  • Hardcover, 9781619306202

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Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? The characters in Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies all have their reasons.

Armed with shovels and crowbars, thieves throughout history have unearthed graves out of greed, hunger, and knowledge. Tomb Raiders recounts little-known stories of body snatchers and crooks of the crypt, including the starving colonists in Jamestown, Virginia, medical students in New York City in 1788, grave robbers raiding ancient Egyptian pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and another pyramid in Sipán, Peru, and even kidnappers who see an opportunity in the tomb of President Abraham Lincoln! The Mystery and Mayhem series delves into fascinating tidbits of history to provide kids with a jumping-off point into a lifelong habit of appreciating history. Kids ages 9 to 12 love reading these real-life mysteries!

  • The setting, dialogue, plot, and character in these narrative nonfiction tales are drawn from historical documents and presented in a compelling way to appeal to both avid and reluctant readers.

Reviews

Mother Daughter Book Club

“Readers who love the Mystery & Mayhem series (I’m one of them) will be familiar with the format that sheds light on little known or forgotten events in history. Each story contains a timeline that gives perspective to other things going on in the world during the same time as well as a map of the area and it’s location in the world. A glossary at the end defines what may be unfamiliar terms to readers, and a page of resources lists website with more information. I highly recommend Tomb Raiders and other titles in the series for anyone who likes a good story.”

 


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Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 10–13
GRL: Z
Subjects: World History, Reading & Writing,
Specs: 5.75x9 , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary,

Reviews

Mother Daughter Book Club

“Readers who love the Mystery & Mayhem series (I’m one of them) will be familiar with the format that sheds light on little known or forgotten events in history. Each story contains a timeline that gives perspective to other things going on in the world during the same time as well as a map of the area and it’s location in the world. A glossary at the end defines what may be unfamiliar terms to readers, and a page of resources lists website with more information. I highly recommend Tomb Raiders and other titles in the series for anyone who likes a good story.”

 


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