Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Review: If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time Book 1) by Carole P. Roman, Mateya Arkova (Illustrator)

29579266Title: If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator:  Mateya Arkova
Published: March 17, 2016
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

We received this book to give an honest review.

We have read the series If You Were Me and Lived in..... and K and I have found them to all be very enjoyable. Now with this story I was wondering where it would go and what we would learn and I can say that we actually learned a lot of  very interesting facts in this book. I love anything to do with Greece so I was very happy to read this book to K so he could learn a little bit more about how it was to live in Greece back in 350 B.C.. Now I will say this, this book has a lot more information that her other series does and a lot more sentences as well. So it is not just a quick read through. We got to learn about a few Gods and Goddess and there is a picture of what they looked like. Just like in her other books at the end is a glossary for some of the words that are within the book to help you understand what they mean.
If you enjoy reading about Ancient Greece I highly suggest you read this book the illustrations are really good and go with the setting of the book. 

Questions and Answers with K

1. Did you enjoy the book?

"Yes I did. I didn't know anything about Greece"

2. Did you learn anything?

"Yes they didn't have air conditioning how did they survive when it was hot?"

3. Would you recommend this book to anyone?

"I would tell my teacher we need to have this book if we learn about Greece in school. I think everyone would like learning a lot about it."

Carole P. Roman

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.
Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. It was named in the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Fiction 2012. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 6 more books. She is the author of the best selling book, I Want To Do Yoga Too. Currently, she is working on her educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's non-fiction 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya received 5 Stars from the ForeWord Clarion Review. She just completed Russia with the help of her five year old grandson and loved every minute of it.

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