Monday, July 24, 2017

If You Were Me and Lived in the Mayan Empire (If You Were Me and Lived) by Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived in... the Mayan Empire: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time by [Roman, Carole P., Tabor, Paula]

Title: If You Were Me and Lived in the Mayan Empire
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Paula Tabor
Published: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Chelshire Inc.
Pages: 66
Genre: Children ages 6 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 Viking Europe, and what children who lived during the Han Dynasty 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.
I have said it before and I will say it again these books about the different cultures and time periods are amazing.
With this take on the Mayan Empire as a parent I learned something new for example that if there were no boys in the family the women were left landless, because they could not inherit land even if they lived on it. Another thing that was very interesting was the fact that the parents used wooden boards to shape their infant's heads to make them elongated and had them go crossed eyed! There was a reason for this which you need to find in the book. 
K thought it was interesting that they could make a calendar and look at the stars to map things out.
Learning about new cultures is always fun because you get to learn new things along with more in depth detail and this book does that. Though it does it in a way that is fun and not just boring facts! 

Carole P. Roman
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Carole was recently featured in a two part article on where her book, Navigating Indieworld was discussed along with her self-publishing success.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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