The Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls coverAges 9-13.
Details the important archaeological discovery of the ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls and discusses efforts to translate them, the battle over their possession, and the people who have figured in their history.

Praise for The Dead Sea Scrolls
"This riveting account . . . of the Dead Sea Scrolls reads like an Indiana Jones adventure" —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Cooper unravels this tangled knot of information, jumping between ancient and more recent historical references, letting readers know when there are conflicting facts, and providing back matter that further reveals the complications of this archaeological enigma." —Kirkus Reviews

From Booklist
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In a departure from her many middle-grade novels and in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Cooper not only discusses how the scrolls were found, the political and religious issues surrounding them and efforts to acquire and translate them, but she also shows why the scrolls are considered the greatest archaeological find of the twentieth century. —Sally Estes