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readily recognizable in Lee’s movement-filled cut-paper illustrations, in
which the browns and whites of the goose family contrast with the
cheerful blues and greens of sky, pond, and grass. Additional factual
information at the back of the book provides further details on the rest
of the goose life cycle. d.j.f.

Sally M. Walker Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and
Colonial Maryland
   144 pp. Carolrhoda 2/09 isbn 978-0-8225-7135-3 $22.95
   (Intermediate, Middle School)
Few nonfiction authors can infuse history and science with as much sus-
pense as Walker has done—in Fossil Fish Found Alive (rev. 1/03), in
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, and now in Written in Bone. Walker fol-
lows a forensic anthropologist and his team of scientists, historians, and
archaeologists as they uncover human remains and other artifacts in
Jamestown and colonial Maryland. Their excavations take them through
a cross-section of society, from wealthy colonial leaders to indentured
servants and African slaves. With precise detail and meticulous descrip-
tion, Walker recounts how each grave offers up a set of mysteries, how
the archaeological team works to decipher the clues, and how they are
often rewarded for their passion and hard work with new insights into
the past. It is the sort of book that can inspire future archaeologists, and
as such seems like the perfect next step after James Deem’s series (
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