The Time Travelers' Handbook: A Wild, Wacky, and Wooly Adventure Through History!

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Grab your portable time machine and set off on a guided tour through the most interesting parts of ancient history. Find out ancient secrets: How are mummies made? Where does Chinese silk come from? Learn forgotten rituals: Leap over a Minoan bull, vote in an ancient Greek election, and become a jaguar warrior. And finally, bring forgotten skills to life: Pass notes in your own form of Sumerian writing, dine on ancient Roman delicacies, and play Mayan football in your backyard.

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Overview

Grab your portable time machine and set off on a guided tour through the most interesting parts of ancient history. Find out ancient secrets: How are mummies made? Where does Chinese silk come from? Learn forgotten rituals: Leap over a Minoan bull, vote in an ancient Greek election, and become a jaguar warrior. And finally, bring forgotten skills to life: Pass notes in your own form of Sumerian writing, dine on ancient Roman delicacies, and play Mayan football in your backyard.

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
An imaginary time machine takes the reader on a journey through history. This book is a tutorial with guidelines throughout explaining how to live in the past. Diverse topics include "How to Beat the Mayan at Ball," "How to Make a Flint Axe," and "How to Survive the Blitz in Britain." Step-by-step procedures are provided with explanations of the respective time in history. This journey into the past brings forgotten skills to life. A table of contents provides easy navigation through the text while illustrations show the different time periods. Warning boxes throughout the text highlight relevant information. The book is filled with historical facts relevant to each era. The illustrative timeline in the back of the book is in historical order to take the reader from the present time to the time of the dinosaurs. The subtitle of the book, A Wild, Wacky, and Wooly Adventure through History! defines the book well. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312580896
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

After quite a few years of editing children’s books, LOTTIE STRIDE has decided to start writing them. She lives in London with three children, and one or two mice in the kitchen cupboard.

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HOW TO MAKE AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY

The room you've just landed in has two people in it - but only one of them alive, and that's you. The other one is a man lying flat out on a stone slab, looking very very dead.

Your head starts buzzing with questions. Like, who is he, what's he doing there, and - most of all - should I fast-forward myself back home? Just then, a man comes in with all the answers. he explains that you've landed in the workshop of an Ancient Egyptian embalmer and that his job is making the bodies of dead rich people into mummies, ready for burial. He and his team are about to get started on this one.

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