From School Library Journal
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Gr. 3-6. These books in the You Are There! series offer students basic information about important world powers from the past. Ancient China describes the Han Dynasty (207 B.C.E.-220 C.E.), providing information about clothing and lifestyle, city and country life, food, children, literacy, art, technology, entertainment, political life, and religion. Ancient Rome covers the empire at the time of Augustus (27 B.C.E.-14 C.E.), explaining lifestyles and slavery, city and farm life, feasts, childhood, literature, art, road building and architecture, entertainment, emperors, and religion. Both books use double-page-spread chapters with large print and frequent, full-color illustrations. Specialized words appear in bold type, and the use of simple declarative sentences helps to keep the reading level low. This material is accessible to interested primary-grade students, but it will be most useful to middle-schoolers having trouble with grade-level social studies materials. Appended with a glossary, a bibliography, and Web links. Kay Weisman
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