|The Great Wall (English
by Elizabeth Mann
- illustrated by
chronicles the Chinese people's struggle for absolute
security in a violent and dangerous world to ward off the
Mongols from the north.
Imagine a wall 30
feet high, a wall thousands of miles long, a wall that
crossed deserts and climbed over impossibly jagged peaks,
a wall that contained thousands of individual forts and
towers, a wall that was guarded by over a million
soldiers, a wall that took 200 years to build.
The story of
thousands of miles of earth and stone that turned a
nation into a fortress.