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Ancient Tales for Grades 3-5

Your young readers will love taking a trip back in time with these stories of ancient civilizations.
 
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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Soldier!: Barbarians You'd Rather Not Meet
by David Stewart Illustrated by David Antram

The year is AD 98. You are a soldier named Marcus. You joined the Roman Army at the age of 18. This is a really big deal since you have to sign up for 25 years. You take an oath and are given your uniform. You receive your training in Rome. There you learn to fight.

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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete!: Races You&#39;d Rather Not Run<br />
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.

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Trade and Warfare
by Robert Hull
This set of books provides an in-depth examination of ancient Greece and that civilization's extraordinary legacy.
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The Roman News
Series: History News
by Andrew Langley
This unique book tells of daily life in ancient Rome by using a newspaper format to cover topics such as sports, fashion, and slavery. Numerous illustrations and maps make the lively text even more engaging.
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I Am the Mummy Heb-Nefert
by Eve Bunting Illustrated by David Christiana
Clad in flowing linen robes, adorned with jewels, pampered by servants, Heb-Nefert led a life of leisure and joy with her royal husband on the banks of the Nile. Now she lies, a mummy, encased in glass in a museum, and recalls the days of long ago.
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Greece: The Land
by Sierra Adare
Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography.
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Ancient World: A Chapter Book
by Katherine Gleason

What is a mummy? What happened to the people of Pompeii, and what are we learning about them today? What is the oldest city in the Americas? Explore these mysteries and more in the Ancient World!

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Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Vacation Under the Volcano
by Mary Pope Osborne , Natalie Pope Boyce Illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca

What was it like to be a gladiator? How many people died in the destruction of Pompeii? How did Roman children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ancient Rome and Pompeii.

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Ancient Greeks
Series: Worldwise
by Daisy Kerr
Broaden the younger reader's understanding and appreciation of the world with an appealing series from David Salariya.
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Ancient Egyptian Art
by Susie Hodge
Introduce your intermediate and middle school readers to the origins of art. These colorful books offer large photographs and clear text to illustrate techniques, materials, key works, and their backgrounds. Step-by-step instructions are included for making studients' own "historical art."
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