Adventures in ancient Greece

by Bailey, Linda, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Summary
Join the Binkertons, twins Josh and Emma and their little sister, Libby, as they head to the Good Times Travel Agency hoping to visit the next Olympic Games -- but end up in ancient Greece instead! Adventures in Ancient Greece is an exciting mix of adventure and historical information about life in Greece in the fifth century b.c. Kids will learn about the Greek gods, the birth of democracy, Greek home life -- and much more. They'll love the book's contemporary comic-book look, while parents, teachers and librarians will admire the well-researched storyline and solid factual information.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5. One in a series of Good Times Travel Agency cartoon-style peeks at ancient cultures, this humorously illustrated picture book takes kids on a brief trip to Greece at the time of the inception of the Olympic Games. The story line is cursory; it's the text at the bottom of each page that provides the important details about daily life, the role of women, how democracy worked in its founding society, the structure of Greek warships, and so on. The adventure aspect of the book is well pitched for the intended audience, but there is some needless editorializing, including the presumption that kids will find philosophy an inherently boring topic. Page layouts are effective, and the cartoon panels are handsomely painted, making this an inviting book to browse and a likely candidate for casual readers to consume willingly. Francisca Goldsmith"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Bailey, Linda, 1948- Good Times Travel Agency.
Subjects Olympic games (Ancient) -- Juvenile literature.
Olympic games (Ancient)
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
Greece -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Greece -- Antiquities.
Publisher Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY :Kids Can Press,2002
Contributors Slavin, Bill.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
ISBN 1550745344 (bound)
1550745360 (pbk.)
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