Helen of Troy

Overview

Fame, fortune, and glamour, what's more fascinating than the world of royalty? These biographies present the lives of popular queens and princesses. Pictures and first-hand quotations bring you closer than ever to the women behind the crown.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $16.08   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Fame, fortune, and glamour, what's more fascinating than the world of royalty? These biographies present the lives of popular queens and princesses. Pictures and first-hand quotations bring you closer than ever to the women behind the crown.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - K. Meghan Robertson
Geared to a younger reader, this abbreviated telling of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta, uses a large font and vivid descriptions paired with illustrations to bring the story to life. Helen of Troy's story has become more recognizable from television shows and Hollywood portrayals, so this rendition provides the details in a basic way for young students to gain enough information about Helen's abduction by Paris and the war that ensued. The inset portions within each chapter, while meant to add to or clarify parts of the chapter, are a bit visually distracting; however, the facts are interesting, vocabulary understandable, and pronunciation guides beneficial, particularly for a young reader or someone new to mythology. This book would be a nice addition to elementary and middle school libraries, and classroom collections, especially that of a language arts, history, or culture/introduction to Latin teacher. This is part of the "Queens and Princesses" series. Reviewer: K. Meghan Robertson
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429623087
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Holidays and Culture Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,439,138
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Night That Changed History 4

Chapter 2 A Royal Childhood 8

Chapter 3 Queen of Sparta 12

Chapter 4 The Trojan War 18

Chapter 5 An Eternal Subject of Poets 26

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)