Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

by Jackie Gaff, Anthony Lewis
     
 

The Kids Who Ruled series is a series of biographies of rulers who ruled when they were mere children. The full-color illustrations and factual histories of these very young leaders bring their world and times vividly to life. These lively biographies include information on schooling, family life, culture, and religion during the ruler's reign, and will supplement

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The Kids Who Ruled series is a series of biographies of rulers who ruled when they were mere children. The full-color illustrations and factual histories of these very young leaders bring their world and times vividly to life. These lively biographies include information on schooling, family life, culture, and religion during the ruler's reign, and will supplement curriculum-based learning. Educational features include a glossary, index, timeline, and map, as well as fun fact boxes integrated onto each spread. Supplements school curriculum in social studies and history.

Alexander the great was a Greek army leader by the age of 16. At age 20, he was crowned king of the Macedonians. Learn how the military might of one young ruler spread Greek ideas and customs throughout Egypt and western Asia.

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Children's Literature
Just what was so "great" about Alexander? If readers do not know beforehand, they will know when they finish this book. A detailed timeline sports pictures and words as they pertain to Alexander's life from birth to death. A map, a few pages into the book, offers reference points needed to understand his life and times. Illustrations of Alexander and friends during his early years are well done and entertaining. Readers may relate to text and pictures of Alexander's school days. This spread is a good place to find out about the Greek Alphabet and an abacus used for math. As in the other books of the "Kids Who Ruled" series, this one presents sidebars written the way Alexander may have done them or how other people of his time would have. Another set of sidebars contains information on everything from wine to Greek fashion. Young readers will most likely be interested in the spread that covers the Olympic games. Educators or adults may do well to explain the time period to children since it covers happenings from 359 to 323 B.C. End matter contains a glossary, index, and additional resources. Libraries and classrooms will find this book, and others in the set add enrichment to the teaching of history and study of biographies. 2003, Peter Bidrick Books/McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Ages 7 to 12.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577685531
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Series:
Kids Who Ruled Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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