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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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Aphrodite's Blessings: Love Stories from the Greek Myths
by Clemence McLaren
This collection of Greek myths tells the stories of three teenage heroines struggling to find happiness in a male-dominated world.
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Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B.C.
Series: Royal Diaries
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.

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Egypt
by Ann Heinrichs

In this book from the "Enchantment of the World, Second Series," discover the history, geography, culture, and people of Egypt in this informative book. The pages are filled with full-color photos, maps, and facts.

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Greek Gods and Heroes
by Robert Graves
This book contains simple versions of twenty-seven classical myths about Olympians and Greeks including Persephone, Orpheus, Heracles, and Hermes.
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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
by Bernard Evslin Illustrated by William Hofmann
The legends of Zeus, Perseus, Apollo, and other heroic characters are brought to life in this collection of stories from Greek mythology.
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Maia of Thebes
by Ann Turner
Leap into the ancient world in renowned author Ann Turner's exciting addition to the Life and Times series. Maia's story is filled with action, adventure, and all the drama of life in ancient Egypt.
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Pharaoh's Daughter: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
by Julius Lester
I saved my brother from the soldiers, but the princess says he is hers now. Abba and Ima will never trust me again. In ancient Egypt, there lives a girl named Almah who will do anything to ensure the safety of her baby brother, Mosis.
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Your Travel Guide to Ancient China
by Josepha Sherman
Table of Contents- Glossary- Timeline- Index- Bibligraphy- Websites- Pronunciation Guide Further Reading List- Recipes- Maps- Activities
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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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