Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

     “Where Were the Seven Ancient Wonders of the Ancient World?” by Yona Zeldis McDonough is a great informational read. It goes through each wonder with fascinating detail. The seven wonders, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia , the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria each had multiple pictures illustrated by Dede Putra that helped me understand more of what these wonders looked like. I learned a lot of cool facts about it, such as, the Colossus of Rhodes was made of bronze. 

     There are also bonus features inside, like a map that shows you where the Ancient Wonders were located, and photographs of them on the other side. Another feature is a timeline that shows what happened and when. 

     The author gives information about the excavation of the sites, which I found interesting. There is also a section on the new seven wonders of the world that I liked.  If you want to know more, read the book. I would recommend “Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?” to kids of all ages who love history, learning about architecture, or the “Who was” series.