Gr. 3-5. These compact volumes will be useful for students needing those ever-popular sourcebooks for reports (no encyclopedias allowed). All the books in this new Growing Up in Ancient Times series deal with ancient civilizations, but the hook is the focus on each society's young people. The books cover all the important topics: customs, schooling, family life, food, clothing, etc., but from a young person's perspective. The artwork is similar to that usually found in series books of this type, realistic and filled with detail. While the art itself is good, the reproductions, at least in the paperback volumes (hardcover not seen), are washed out. Though there's nothing very special here, the price, especially for the paperbacks, makes these appealing additions that can be purchased for classrooms as well as libraries. Ilene Cooper
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