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Topic: Looking for a child's book that has mosaics in it

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Subject: Looking for a child's book that has mosaics in it
Date Posted: 8/12/2009 10:33 PM ET
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I'm getting ready to do a lesson on mosaics for art class and was wanting a book about ancient Greece that had a picture or pictures of mosaics in them.  Really wanted the book to be more like a historical fiction geared for 1st grade.  Found all kind of children's books on Greek mythology or etc. - just couldn't find out if they happened to have a picture of a mosaic in the background.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jeannette

Date Posted: 8/16/2009 11:56 PM ET
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Jeanette,

I seem to remember a lot of the art in Diane Stanley's book Cleopatra was in mosaics.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780590510622-Cleopatra

My copy has already gone, but perhaps someone here has it and could look for you? Your library might have it also.

We bought ours from Scholastic through one of their book club flyers. It was a reasonable price.

I hope you find what you are looking for!

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 10:27 PM ET
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Thanks Chandra,

I'm going to look into the Cleopatra book.   I just ordered Pompeii -  Buried Alive in the hopes they might have some mosaics in with the story too.

Any other suggestions are welcomed also .

 

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 1:06 AM ET
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I'm pretty sure that the Pompeii book does have at least one large mosaic page in it.

All the best to you in your search!!