Synopses & Reviews
Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.
Describes the archaeological discovery of thousands of life-sized terracotta warrior statues in northern China in 1974, and discusses the emperor who had them created and placed near his tomb.
About the Author
Jane O'Connor lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
The Emperor's Silent Army Chapter 1
A Strange Discovery
The Quest for Immortality
The Faces of Ancient China
Inside the Emperor's Tomb
The Emperor's Legacy