This title takes readers on an incredible journey to the Great Wall of China, one of the world's most extraordinary, yet endangered, Troubled Treasures. Young travel enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the large, colorful photos of the Great Wall's watchtowers and outposts perched on steep hilltops. Students will also become familiar with UNESCO and why the Great Wall was named a World Heritage site. Colorful maps show where in the world the wall is located and give a detailed view of the many stages of its construction. Readers will discover how the wall was built and how it changes from stone to mud brick as it snakes from the Yellow Sea to China's western desert. From Qin Shihuangdi to Mao Zedong to today's conservation efforts, the chapter text highlights the wall's history and its significance to Chinese culture. Tips for how to be a conscious tourist encourage kids to consider responsible environmental actions on the wall and at home. Informative sidebars and fun facts offer additional opportunities for readers to explore the Great Wall, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index make this adventurous volume accessible! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.