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The Best Book of Ancient Rome Hardcover – September 9, 2004


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Grade 3-5 - The book begins with a discussion of the historical founding of the city (there is no mention of the mythical story of Romulus and Remus); touches on various topics such as daily life, the home, and leisure; and ends with the fall of the Roman Empire and Rome as a modern city. Each topic is covered in a two-page chapter with an introductory paragraph and several sidebars. The detailed full-page paintings and spot art that appear throughout are clear and well labeled. On the whole, this book is similar to the "Eyewitness" series (DK), but written for younger students and with fewer pictures and captions. While there is not enough information here for in-depth reports, this attractive and engaging title could be used for simple assignments, as supplementary information, for its illustrations, or as leisure reading. - Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA
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About the Author

Deborah Murrell has written extensively for both children and adults for more than fifteen years. She has also produced a CD-ROM entitled The History of the Ancient World. Her area of expertise is the history of the theater in ancient Rome and Greece.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: The Best Book of
  • Hardcover: 31 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (September 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753457563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753457566
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,964,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By crmucsd09 on October 29, 2011
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I am a middle school teacher and this book is great for kids! It helps to explain ancient Rome in kid-friendly language that they can understand. It is a great addition to my classroom.
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This book is great for our ancient civilization unit. It's exciting for students to read about ancient cultures and this book really brings it to life. This book is great in hard cover and paper back!
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8 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on February 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The book is about the history of Rome from the beginning of Rome all the way to the fall of the empire. The book starts with a section on how Rome began. Then we are introduced to Roman Rulers We will then learn all about army life. This is followed my daily life in Rome. Lot os great information can be found in the book on Rome.

The book had nice full color illustrations. The glossary and index were helpful to me as I looked in the book for information for my social studies class.

I would recommend this book to others. It will be a great resource to add to the library's collection on Ancient Rome.
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