Friday, May 20, 2011

Buried Treasures by Stephane Compoint

Subtitle:  Uncovering Secrets of the Past.  A search for lost civilizations and ancient creatures...

Abrams Books is publishing this book in May and sent me a copy for review (thank you).  Stephane Compoint is an award winning photographer and journalist.  His work has been in Life, National Geographic, Time and Newsweek.  His pictures alone are worth the price of the book.  And the text is fascinating and written for ages 9 and up.

As a child, I hated reading nonfiction.  However, I'm finding the new factual books for children very readable.  The text is written for the precise age group, the illustrations and photos are closely applicable to the text, and there are info oddities stuck here and there to keep you reading.  It's not boring anymore!

The treasures being examined in this book are like the shows on the History channel.  They have been around a long time, people are still discovering new things about them, and they fascinate people.  Mr. Compoint's pictures give you a new way to view them and will stir interest in your child's mind.  They may wish to do further research on some of the subjects, which will further expand their knowledge.

Why not pick up a copy of this book at your local bookstore and share it with your child?  You might learn a few new things, too...

Happy reading.

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