Life in Ancient China is a life unknown to most of us. This book, part of the "Peoples of the Ancient World" series, has short tidbits about many parts of China's exotic past, along with numerous illustrations and photos. We dip into the Land of Dragons, visit the Middle Kingdom and meet the Sons of Heaven. We learn when paper was invented, and fireworks. Each topic has its own chapter and most chapters are two pages. The book includes a history of the Great Wall—it was first made out of wood—and explains how the Chinese dynasties changed.