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The Emperor's Silent Army

Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China

The Emperor's Silent Army( )
Author: O'Connor, Jane
ISBN:978-0-670-03512-0
Publication Date:Apr 2002
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Viking Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

Lintong County, People's Republic of China, March 1974 Three farmers are digging a well when suddenly their shovels hit something hard. It is a clay head of a mad who stares back at them, open-eyed and amazingly real looking. The farmers have never seen anything like it; neither have the archeologists who arrive and being to uncover more and more pottery men--first dozens, then hundres and eventually thousands! Buried for more than 2,200 years, they are soldiers,...
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Book Details
Pages:48
Detailed Subjects: Art / Sculpture & Installation
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Science / Archaeology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9 x 9.31 x 0.39 Inches
Book Weight:0.862 Pounds
Author Biography
O'Connor, Jane (Author)
Jane O'Connor was born in New York City in 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Smith College in 1969. In 1971, she began her publishing career by working in the editorial department of Hastings House Publishers. From 1977 to 1983, she was an editor at Scholastic, Inc.; then she moved to Random House, where she became editor-in-chief of children's books. In 1989, she moved to Grosset and Dunlap.

Her first novel, Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby, was published in 1979. Since then she has written more than 30 children's books including the Nina, Nina Ballerina stories, the Fancy Nancy series and the adult novels Dangerous Admissions and Almost True Confessions. She has won numerous awards including the New York Academy of Sciences Honor book in 1981 for Magic in the Movies: The Story of Special Effects, with Katy Hall; Golden Sower Award, Nebraska Library Association in 1982 for Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby; and the Quill Award for Best Picture Book in 2007 for Fancy Nancy. She is vice-president and editor-at-large for Penguin Books for Young Readers. In 2013 her title Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Sees The Future made The New York Times Best Seller List. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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