Ancient Rome

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DK Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
14 Reviews
Learn how the Romans built roads, why the baths were so popular, how Roman physicians healed the sick, why the army was so efficient, and how wine was made. Discover how sea battles were staged in the colosseum, what Roman children learned at school, how Roman society was organized, and much, much more.

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User Review  - Lauryn Carroll - Goodreads

This is a fun book for grade school kids. There are a lot of pictures of real ancient artifacts that help children understand what they are learning about in social studies. It is very informative and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole Clark - Goodreads

This book is a great introduction into what the life was back in Rome. It shows what they had for cloths and tools. It has a wonderful description next to the picture. This book would be a great for a ... Read full review

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Simon James is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including LEON AND BOB, which was named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book of the Year. "I don't like stories that are too polite, with nice things always happening," he admits. "Life isn't like that. I visit many, many schools and book fairs, and I like kids because they're absolutely honest." Simon James says that of all his books, the series about fiendish Jake is a favorite of the schoolchildren he visits - among them Harry Kenny, age five and a half, who is quoted as saying, "These are the best books I ever read in my life!

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