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Written in Bone
Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
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By Sally M. Walker
Illustrated by
Carolrhoda Books

ISBN-10: 0-8225-7135-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8225-7135-3

Pages: 144
Trim Size: 8 3/8 x 10 1/2
Dewey: 614'.17
Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 5-8
Ages: 10-14

ATOS Quiz #: 127307
ATOS AR Points: 6.00
ATOS: 9.00
Guided Reading: X
Lexile Level: 1140
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by Sally M. Walker

Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examinin...
Author Biography, Author's Note, Bibliography, Black-and-White Illustrations, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary Source Quotations, Quotations, Source Notes, Table...
About the Author
Sally M. Walker has been a children’s book writer for over 20 years. Most of her books are nonfiction and present various science topics to young readers. Fossil Fish Found Alive is the story of the hunt for the elusive fish called the coelacanth. Sally also enjoys combining science investigation with historical topics. Her book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which won the 2006 Robert F. Sibert Medal, tells about the history, loss, and re-discovery of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in battle. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland takes readers on archaeological expeditions, where the forensic analysis of colonial settlers’ bones helps us to understand their lives. Sally especially enjoys writing narrative nonfiction that captures the reader’s attention with a true story.
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"Written in Bone casts a magnifying glass on the hardships and realities of colonial life so often romanticized in American lore."
--School Library Journal
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"Readers will be enticed by both the scientific detective work and by the tantalizing mysteries that remain."
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