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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for good readers
In response to the previous review, I'd like to point out that it's often difficult to find books for young-ish children that don't use dumbed-down or over-simplified vocabulary. My daughter, 6, is an excellent reader, who both understood and enjoyed the book without my help. I'm grateful when authors remember that many young readers have wide vocabularies.
Published on June 26, 2010 by Renee D'Antoni

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3.0 out of 5 stars An odd mix
Lyn Curlee's Parthenon is an odd mix of beautiful artwork and detailed text. The graphics Curlee creates in Parthenon is a mixture of diagrams of the parthenon and gorgeous paintings that depict what the parthenon could have been like in ancient Greece. On the other hand, Curlee includes detailed text that explains why the parthenon was built, how it was built, and why...
Published on May 25, 2006 by Jennifer Boni


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3.0 out of 5 stars An odd mix, May 25, 2006
This review is from: Parthenon (Hardcover)
Lyn Curlee's Parthenon is an odd mix of beautiful artwork and detailed text. The graphics Curlee creates in Parthenon is a mixture of diagrams of the parthenon and gorgeous paintings that depict what the parthenon could have been like in ancient Greece. On the other hand, Curlee includes detailed text that explains why the parthenon was built, how it was built, and why it was destroyed. However, Curlee uses vocabulary that could be inaccessible for younger children without extensive parental guidance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for good readers, June 26, 2010
This review is from: Parthenon (Hardcover)
In response to the previous review, I'd like to point out that it's often difficult to find books for young-ish children that don't use dumbed-down or over-simplified vocabulary. My daughter, 6, is an excellent reader, who both understood and enjoyed the book without my help. I'm grateful when authors remember that many young readers have wide vocabularies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture book -- for kids and grown-ups, October 10, 2011
This review is from: Parthenon (Hardcover)
I got this for my fourth grader, who is interested in Ancient Greece, and the myths, art, and architecture of the time. "Parthenon" is by Lynn Curlee, who also did another favorite of ours, "Brooklyn Bridge."

His books are informative -- I learned plenty about the Parthenon from reading this book. But kids like the book, too. The information is good, the writing is clear, and the facts are presented in a way that is accessible and exciting.

The illustrations will knock your socks off -- Curlee takes the time to show and explain the proportions and angles that make the Parthenon such a visually beautiful structure, even in ruins.
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Parthenon
Parthenon by Lynn Curlee (Paperback - October 11, 2011)
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