Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

by Peter Chrisp, Peter Dennis
     
 

The legend of a warrior king.

DK brings history to life for young readers with dramatic eyewitness accounts in this unique nonfiction series. Each volume is packed with detailed and accurate information, featuring cross-sections, exploded views, pull-outs, and cutaways designed to illuminate each subject. Extraordinary and evocative storytelling combined with…  See more details below

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The legend of a warrior king.

DK brings history to life for young readers with dramatic eyewitness accounts in this unique nonfiction series. Each volume is packed with detailed and accurate information, featuring cross-sections, exploded views, pull-outs, and cutaways designed to illuminate each subject. Extraordinary and evocative storytelling combined with DK's unique visual presentation create an outstanding library of children's reference books. In this book, readers follow along as Alexander lays siege to the Persian Empire in his bid for domination of the ancient world. Children will experience the life of Macedonia's great Warrior King and witness his exploits and the conquests that laid the foundation for the golden age of Greece.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Born to King Philip and Queen Olypias of Macedon, Alexander the Great has become legendary as an explorer and conqueror. Peter Chrisp's book gives a good overview of the life of Alexander and his people during his reign. The book follows Alexander's life, describing his ascension to the throne as well as his travels through and conquering of Asia. Using amazing illustrations and photographs, Alexander the Great's exploits come alive. Especially nice are the illustrations that show cut-away views of homes and villages, as well as the illustrations showing overviews of battlefields. The format is very interesting in that there is a paragraph of explanation for each topic followed by several paragraphs going into greater detail. With such a format, this is an excellent book for younger children as well as older children just starting to learn about this period in history. The book ends with an interesting piece about the discovery of King Philip's Tomb. This section could be read first to spark student interest in the rest of the subject. A part of the "DK Discoveries" series. 2000, Dorling Kindersley. Ages 5 to 15. Reviewer: John D. Orsborn
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These series titles employ the familiar format of double-page chapters accompanied by numerous annotated illustrations, fact boxes, photographs, drawings, and maps. Alexander tracks the campaign of the king to conquer the world. Life in the Macedonian Empire, the battles in Asia Minor and the Persian Empire, and the attempt to conquer India are included. Everest chronicles the history of mountaineering and man's fascination with the world's highest peak. A few of the most famous expeditions are discussed and a great deal of information on climbing techniques and equipment is given. The up-to-date material includes mention of the discovery of the body of George Mallory in 1999. The high-quality color photographs and drawings make each page eye-catching and interesting. Each book also contains a double gatefold with a panoramic view. These colorful volumes are packed with information that would be useful for reports.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789461667
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/09/2000
Series:
Discoveries Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
11.14(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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