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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete!

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete!

by Michael Ford Illustrated by David Antram
You (the reader) are a small boy living near Athens during the mid-5th century B.C. Your father sends you off to school to learn about the arts and athletics. It is his hope that someday you will honor the family by competing in the Olympic Games. As you train and compete in the games you will get an insider's look at what events are held, such as the pentathlon, running, and wrestling. After reading this book there will be no doubt in your mind that this is definitely a race you'd rather not run.

Series Information

This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor. "You Wouldn't Want to..." revels in the darker side of life in ancient times. The reader is on center stage as he or she gets a tour through life as a slave, warrior, explorer — even a mummy! Hilarious illustrations, captions, and sidebars leave no doubt that you simply wouldn't want to be there.

Series Features

Perfect resource for reluctant readers with:
• humor and history tied to curriculum
• entertaining sidebars to pique reader's curiosity
• comprehensive glossary to support content
• index to make navigating subject matter easier

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
920L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Franklin Watts
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor, General Nonfiction, Dictionaries, Reference, Series

About the Author and Illustrator

Michael Ford
David Antram

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