Ancient Rome

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DK Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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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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Simon James manages to redeem his earlier issues in this book. While still a reference book with a focus on the broad strokes, the use of artifacts and imagery from the ancient art (or reproductions ... Read full review

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User Review  - gemerritt - LibraryThing

I am slightly less impressed with this book than I am with others of its kind. The illustrations of the houses are very good, and the facts contained are all accurate, but I felt like I wasn't ... 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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