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Book cover of HAIL TUDORS
HAIL TUDORS
By: phillip steele | Published: August 2010

This entertaining book traces the lives and loves of the extraordinary family of English kings and queens, the Tudors, from the time when Henry VII ca...

This entertaining book traces the lives and loves of the extraordinary family of English kings and queens, the Tudors, from the time when Henry VII came to the throne to the death of Elizabeth I. It includes features on that larger-than-life monarch, Henry VIII, and his wives, the Shakespearean theatrical tradition, food and feasting, the destruction and sale of the monasteries, exploration, and trade.

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HARD AS NAILS IN ANCIENT GREECE
By: tracey turner | Published: March 2015

From brave Spartan warriors to pondering philosophers, find out how the brainy and brawny cast of real-life characters who fought over and ruled ancie...

From brave Spartan warriors to pondering philosophers, find out how the brainy and brawny cast of real-life characters who fought over and ruled ancient Greece measure up against each other. Full-color comic illustrations are splashed throughout the witty, bite-sized chunks of fact-filled text. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778715122
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HARD AS NAILS KINGS & QUEENS
By: tracey turner | Published: March 2015

If you've ever wanted to wear a crown, invade a neighbor, or marry for land and money, read this entertaining book. Find out how the brainy an...

If you've ever wanted to wear a crown, invade a neighbor, or marry for land and money, read this entertaining book. Find out how the brainy and brawny royals in history, who inherited power or seized it by force, measure up against each other. From power-hungry kings and queens to kindhearted monarchs, some were brave warriors, some were cruel dictators, and a few even ruled in the best interests of their people. Full-color comic illustrations are splashed throughout the witty, bite-sized chunks of fact-filled text. From School Library Journal: Gr 5-8-Oversimplification, superficial coverage, and caricature-style illustrations limit the informational content and appeal of this set. Each volume covers more than 20 main topics-which receive about five paragraphs of text-as well as additional background chapters and grouped topics with single paragraphs about people or battles, all in less than 60 pages of main text. The diverse group of people, who include women and people from non-Western cultures who lived between ancient times and the space age, are given an overall "Hard as Nails" rating on a "Hardometer" scale of one to 10 that measures characteristics such as cunning, courage, and ruthlessness. There is no apparent organizational structure, which results in abrupt transitions, such as Ponce de Léon following Neil Armstrong, and some odd inclusions (e.g., space explorers are discussed in Travelers). VERDICT These books are unlikely to hold readers' attention and they will be of little value to middle school libraries.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778715238
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HIDDEN WORLDS
By: james bow | Published: February 2013

Looks at underground tunnels, ghost towns, ancient caves, secret buildings, and other hidden, lost, or abandoned places.

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    9780778711247
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HIST YEAR BY YEAR
By: smithsonian | Published: September 2013

Featuring more than 1,500 images that bring the story of the past to life through a detailed timeline, this visual world history book helps children n...

Featuring more than 1,500 images that bring the story of the past to life through a detailed timeline, this visual world history book helps children navigate the influences, patterns, and connections between historical events, beginning with prehistory and running up to the Arab Spring. Budding historians will learn about the history of humans across the world in History Year by Year. Spreads highlight major historical eras including the Renaissance and the French Revolution, while quotations from primary and secondary sources provide further insight and give proper historical context. Kids will love the "child of the time" feature, which details the experience of children during important historical periods, including Ancient Egypt, Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, History Year by Year is a visual journey throughout time and an invaluable reference for kids who want to connect the dots of history across the globe.

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    9781465414182
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HOW THE AMAZON QUEEN FOUGHT THE PRINCE O
By: tamara bower | Published: April 2005

Serpot, ruler of a land where women live free, without men, leads her Amazon warriors in battle against Prince Pedikhons of Egypt, who has come to see...

Serpot, ruler of a land where women live free, without men, leads her Amazon warriors in battle against Prince Pedikhons of Egypt, who has come to see for himself if women can equal men, even in battle. Includes notes about Assyrian and Egyptian culture and hieroglyphics.

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    9780689844348
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IT'S A FEUDAL FEUDAL WORLD
By: stephen shapiro | Published: September 2013

Enter a medieval world unlike any you've seen before. Welcome to an innovative and reader-friendly approach to medieval history, one that combines ...

Enter a medieval world unlike any you've seen before. Welcome to an innovative and reader-friendly approach to medieval history, one that combines visually appealing infographics, whimsical cartoons and lively, informative text. Every visual double-page spread highlights an aspect of the diversity and intercultural dynamics of the medieval world, from Europe to the Byzantine, Ottoman and Islamic empires. Readers get the inside scoop on crusaders and caliphs, Mongols and midwives, as they read about expanding trade routes, power shifts, conquests, adventures and persecutions. From the daily life of the medieval child to Rabban bar Sauma's extraordinary pilgrimage, the result is a colorful and varied picture of what life was like a thousand years ago. For example, did you know: what life was like for medieval women? you could buy a Turkish horse for 455 cartloads of dung? the best way to stop the unstoppable knight? a Viking longship is the length of two of today's school buses? who was most likely to die from the Black Death? how Rome and Constantinople rose and fell? Shapiro's meticulous research is brought to life by Ross Kinnaird's historically-based, humorous, illustrations. Who would imagine medieval history could be this much fun!

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    9781554515523
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Book cover of IT'S A FEUDAL FEUDAL WORLD
IT'S A FEUDAL FEUDAL WORLD
By: stephen shapiro | Published: September 2013

Enter a medieval world unlike any you've seen before. Welcome to an innovative and reader-friendly approach to medieval history, one that combines ...

Enter a medieval world unlike any you've seen before. Welcome to an innovative and reader-friendly approach to medieval history, one that combines visually appealing infographics, whimsical cartoons and lively, informative text. Every visual double-page spread highlights an aspect of the diversity and intercultural dynamics of the medieval world, from Europe to the Byzantine, Ottoman and Islamic empires. Readers get the inside scoop on crusaders and caliphs, Mongols and midwives, as they read about expanding trade routes, power shifts, conquests, adventures and persecutions. From the daily life of the medieval child to Rabban bar Sauma's extraordinary pilgrimage, the result is a colorful and varied picture of what life was like a thousand years ago. For example, did you know: what life was like for medieval women? you could buy a Turkish horse for 455 cartloads of dung? the best way to stop the unstoppable knight? a Viking longship is the length of two of today's school buses? who was most likely to die from the Black Death? how Rome and Constantinople rose and fell? Shapiro's meticulous research is brought to life by Ross Kinnaird's historically-based, humorous, illustrations. Who would imagine medieval history could be this much fun!

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    9781554515530
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Book cover of KINGS & CARPENTERS 100 BIBLE LAND JOBS
KINGS & CARPENTERS 100 BIBLE LAND JOBS
By: laurie coulter | Published: February 2010

Ever thought of becoming a water hauler? How about a necromancer? Life was tough in Old Testament times. People had to cross deserts on foot, grow f...

Ever thought of becoming a water hauler? How about a necromancer? Life was tough in Old Testament times. People had to cross deserts on foot, grow food on parched land and deal with earthquakes, drought and disease. Had you lived then, you might not have wanted to be a water hauler. That would have meant walking for miles with a heavy jar full of water on your head. Perfumers had a more pleasant job, concocting sweet-smelling fragrances their customers used to mask the smell of unwashed bodies -- and to keep flies away. Other jobs included necromancer (for those who liked to communicate with the dead), date picker (not for those afraid of heights) and gold jewelry maker (people thought they were magicians!). A fact-filled introduction, detailed timeline and thorough index make this book perfect for research projects, while the humorous illustrations and snappy text provide an entertaining read. Kids will look at history in a whole new way thanks to this unique approach.

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    9781554512270
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KNIGHTS & CASTLES
By: philip dixon | Published: December 2007

INsiders brings knights & castles to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap o...

INsiders brings knights & castles to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap off every page, stimulating minds and imaginations in a whole new way.

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    9781416938644
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KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOR
By: gail gibbons | Published: September 1998

A look at the life of knights in the Middle Ages and a collection of tales about their adventures.

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    9780316300384
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KNIGHTWORLD - AGE OF CHIVALRY
By: stella caldwell | Published: August 2016

Mount your trusty steed and prepare for a thrilling journey. Knightworld is a lavish album of discovery in which the battles, legends and heroic deeds...

Mount your trusty steed and prepare for a thrilling journey. Knightworld is a lavish album of discovery in which the battles, legends and heroic deeds of these gallant horsemen are brought to sword-swinging life. Intricate illustrations of weapons from the armoury are paired with fullbleed awe-inspiring CGI scenes - your chance to rediscover all the details of life in a medieval castle. From sieges and strongholds to dungeons and drawbridges, there is much to explore for those of a brave heart. A book to rouse the courage and stir the imagination of all would-be warriors.

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    9781780970073
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LIFE IN A CASTLE
By: kay eastwood | Published: October 2003

Intended for ages 7-14, this work features selections from medieval art, while modern photographs and illustrations trace for children the evolution o...

Intended for ages 7-14, this work features selections from medieval art, while modern photographs and illustrations trace for children the evolution of castles. It shows the activity around the castle. It helps them learn about: the master mason and the other craftspeople who built the castle; how castles were defended against attacks; and more. Review: "Crabtree's Medieval World series...feature(s) color illustrations that are photographs of archival medieval book and tapestry illustrations, with some original drawings skillfully done to blend in. There are also some photographs of medieval buildings. All illustrations are captioned, providing supplementary information to the text...(These) books would be appropriate for upper elementary students, particularly where medieval history forms part of the social studies curriculum." "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778713432
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LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE
By: lynn peppas | Published: March 2006

Ancient Greece is known for its Olympic games. This book provides details about the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks through photographs of Greek ...

Ancient Greece is known for its Olympic games. This book provides details about the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks through photographs of Greek architecture and art. It covers topics: the Trojan War and its ten year history; Greek gods; the fighting culture of Sparta and the origins of the word spartan; and more. It is aimed at ages 8-14. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778720355
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LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME
By: shilpa mehta-jones | Published: March 2006

Explains how Rome came to be and came to an end. This work included topics such as: the founding of Rome and the Romulus and Remus myth; what Romans a...

Explains how Rome came to be and came to an end. This work included topics such as: the founding of Rome and the Romulus and Remus myth; what Romans ate everyday and grand Roman feasts; who were Rome's caesars and senators and what did they do; how the Roman army conquered most of Europe; and more. It is intended for ages 8-14. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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