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Cover Story - September 7, 2012

Can you dig it?

Archeologist writes kids adventure story: 'Chloe Diggins and the Eternal Emperor'

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Fresh out of college, Jennifer Less arrived in Israel ready to dig. She was part of an international crew from Italy, France and the United States that stayed in a monastery on a hill above a Byzantine period pilgrimage site, dating from 750-1200 AD, near Jerusalem.

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Posted by Laura, a resident of Mission Park
on Sep 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

So great! I went on a tour with my 3rd grader the the Pleasanton Museum last year and she was the leader. She was wonderful and so knowledgeable. So great to finally see a positive book for girls, I'm so sick of princess stories. I hope she goes a long way with these books! Anyone know where I can get the book- the Pleasanton book shop?

Posted by Jeff, a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I got a signed copy at Towne Center Books on Main. It's also available on Amazon.

Posted by Vishal, a resident of Golden Eagle
on Sep 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I would like to see a book about Chloe in India or any other non-famous country in Asia

Posted by dhlaia, a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

hi that was a good story keep up the good work

Posted by Andrei, a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Wish I could meet her someday.

Keep up the great work!

Posted by Andrei, a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Btw, I think you should take Chloe traipsing around the globe to many different famous archeological sites. Readers would love this.

Posted by Jennifer Amiel, a resident of Del Prado
on Sep 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Thank you for your lovely comments and thank you for reading the article.

Laura- So glad you and your child enjoyed the program with me. Hope you got your hands on the book. Feel free to go to the website and we can arrange for you to get the book signed!

Vishal- Chloe would find India absolutely amazing! Great idea... Rich history, incredible mythology and such colorful festivals and celebrations. Perhaps I should plan a research trip!

Andrei- I hope to have Chloe visit many countries! So many amazing archaeological sites, but also a chance for readers to enjoy the sights and sounds of other cultures. So much out there to explore!