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Written by Lisa Owings


ISBN: 978-0-531-24637-5

List Price: $26.00

Your Price: $19.50

Craco’s historical happenings hint at a curse. The town faced a plague, then war, then earthquakes and landslides. In the end, the natural disasters dealt the final blow, causing Craco to physically collapse. In this book, young readers will discover a medieval town that eventually lost its uphill battle for survival.
Item #: 664940
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2018
Format: Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9
Pages: 24
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Dewey #: 945
  • Second-person narrative openings transport readers to abandoned places
  • Fun fact sidebars add bonus information of extremely high interest
  • United States and world maps point out the locations of the abandoned places
  • Timelines break down the peak periods of the places
  • Open endings for places with mysterious abandonment let readers form their own conclusions
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