Motel of the Mysteries

It is the year 4022; all of the ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Imagine, then, the excitement that Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist at best, experienced when in crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site he felt the ground give way beneath him and found himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, was clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one of then on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber, permitted him to piece together the whole fabric of that extraordinary civilization.
"David Macaulay . . . is a superb craftsman and an imaginative writer and illustrator . . . His new book is a marvel of imagination and a comfortable satire. He projects a time when our civilization will have been buried . . . As always with Mr. Macaulay's books, wonderfully illustrated." -- New York Times Book Review
Target age group 12-17
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    • Weight
      0.88 lbs
    • ISBN-13
      9780395284254
    • ISBN-10
      0395284252
    • Item #
      58939
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Group
    15 and UP
  • Grade Level
    9+
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Mystery & Suspense
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Humorous
  • Awards
  • Author
    Macaulay, David
  • Lexile Level
    1270
  • Dewey
    818.5407
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date
    10/11/1979
  • Pages
    96
  • Dimensions
    0.37 H × 11.34 L × 8.03 W
  • Case Qty
    40

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