Everyday Life in the Ancient World: A Guide to Travel in Ancient Times by Sally Tagholm, Julie Ferris, Sally Tagholm, Jonathan Stroud
Take a boat trip down ancient Egypt's crocodile-infested Nile river or a chariot ride through ancient Rome, circa. a.d. 128, and don't forget to make the customary sacrifice at the altar outside the door before entering the Parthenon in ancient Greece. And, above all, try to avoid becoming a human sacrifice yourself if you dare visit the Aztec temple in Tenochtitlan!Written and organized in the style of a travel guide, this book takes the reader on an amazing tour of the greatest empires of the past and explores what it was really like to be a citizen of these intriguing civilizations. Packed full of useful information for would-be tourists as well as quirky sightseers' tips, this is a stimulating way for children to learn about history.
Sally Tagholm's works include The Complete Book of the Night, The Barn Owl, and The Rabbit, both NSTS-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (Kingfisher Animal Lives series), described by The Kirkus Reviews as "handsome, informative, inexpensive titles with outstanding illustrations." The Barn Owl, described by School Libary Journal as "an outstanding offering, " was also a National Association of Parenting Publications of America (NAPPA) award winner.