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Ancient Tales for Grades 6-8

Your middle school reader will enjoy taking a trip through time with these stories of ancient civilizations.
 
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Ancient India
by Virginia Schomp

Who were people of the ancient world? What was it like to be a farmer or a soldier or an artisan in ancient times?

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Ancient Mesopotamia
by Virginia Schomp

This book examines the culture of Ancient Mesopotamia and the social structure of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, and provides details on cuneiform writing, the Code of Hammurabi, Assyrian military strength, and archaeological discoveries.

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Royal Diaries, The: Cleopatra VII
by Kristiana Gregory

While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safely and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day.

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Egypt
by Rosalie David Illustrated by Angus McBride

This book describes the ancient Egyptians and their everyday life. Learn about the amazing finds of the young King Tutankhamen, and many other interesting facts about growing up in ancient Egypt.

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Greek Gods and Heroes
by Robert Graves
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Life and Times...Maia of Thebes, 1463 B.C.
Series: Life and Times
by Ann Turner
The intrigue and mysticism of ancient Egypt comes to life in Ann Turner's spectacular addition to The Life and Times series. In the time of the Pharoah Hatshepsut's rule, the Egyptian days could pass as slowly as the Nile's lazy waters, or as quickly as the Nile's rising floodwaters.
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Your Travel Guide to Ancient Mayan Civilization
by Nancy Raines Day

Written in the style of a contemporary travel guide, the author takes readers back in time to experience the Mayan civilization at critical points in history.

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