Clayshaper (clayshaper) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Book 2 - "Everyday life in the Ancient World"

"Everyday life in the Ancient World"
ISBN 0-7534-5464-5

This was so much fun- it's aimed at a younger audience, and is framed as a 'travel book' tongue-in-cheek. Each chapter (there are four, One each on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the Aztecs & Incas.) opens with the time, who is in power, and a good place to start your travels... then it offers 'travel' advice on how the local natives dress, eat, what thier culture is like, things to be careful of, and even things you might want to do or see while there.

It's adoreable and filled with fantastic artwork not unlike the DK series, but in many mediums, making it good eye candy to read aloud to a younger child, or to really draw IN an older reader- even as an adult, knowing these 'facts', I found it fun to read. I really genuinely enjoyed it.

I would reccomend it to parents trying to get thier youth or child interested in ancient history or perhaps social studies or geography- and for any adult who just wants a fun walk through history with the artistic eye-candy to make you smile. :)
Tags: history, pre-teen, recommended book, travel fiction, young adult

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