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In The Forbidden City: China’s Imperial Palace, readers will meet the ambitious “Black Dragon,” Yung Lo, who fearlessly fought his 22 rival brothers to become China’s emperor in 1402. To display his power, Yung Lo began work on a walled city in Beijing. More than 200,000 slaves worked nearly 20 years to complete this imperial city of ornately decorated palaces, towers, schoolrooms, theaters, and gardens housing 10,000 people. Full-color photographs, map, timeline, diagram, and a gripping narrative will entertain students as they discover the drama behind The Forbidden City. The Forbidden City: China’s Imperial Palace is part of Bearport’s Castles, Palaces & Tombs series.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF038020
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Castles, Palaces & Tombs
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781642800647
Title Format Paperback
Dewey 951'.156
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Lexile Reading Level 720
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.4
AR Quiz Number 104147
Author Barbara Knox
 
  • 2007 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Award, 2007
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs