If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Greece: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time

If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Greece: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time


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Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the type of clothing you might wear what your name could be, and what children in the olden days did for fun.If You Were Me and Lived in... does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523234295
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2016
Series: Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time , #1
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 1,066,998
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carole P. Roman's is the award winning author of the nonfiction If You Were Me and Lived in... series of children's books. The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in...France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year.
Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca's Reads and Children's Reader's View Book of the Year.

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If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Greece: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite If You Were Me and Lived In...Ancient Greece: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time by Carole P. Roman is an educational and informative book for children that is useful when it comes to developing an interest in travel, discovering foreign lands, and learning about different cultures. Greece is one of the ancient civilizations and the book speaks about the beliefs and culture of ancient Greece. It is a fun book for all travelers and those who are interested in reading about new places. Through this book, children will learn that Greece introduced the concept of democracy. The ancient gods, market places, food, and the sights and sounds of Greece are tempting enough for young readers to want to visit Greece. I am really enjoying the books in this series. If You Were Me and Lived In...Ancient Greece is simple and well narrated and will make traveling an enjoyable experience. The illustrations give clarity to the author’s words and children will find it easy to comprehend what the author is trying to convey. This book is a must-have in school libraries as the contents are informative and educational and they have been expressed in a fun and interactive manner. The manner in which the author speaks about the Greek gods is interesting, and the glossary at the end of the book is helpful. Reading this book will help to increase young readers' knowledge and it is always good to learn about other countries, their culture, food, customs, religion, and beliefs. Carole Roman’s series will make everyone enjoy history and this book can be read by older children too. I recommend this series to all parents to have in their personal collection at home.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17) “If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient Greece” by Carole P. Romanis a great story that will take you to the year 350 and discover how people lived back in those years. You will learn that Greece introduced democracy and was a model for many years. Also, that in all the cities they believed in the same religion and all spoke Greek. The way they built houses was with clay bricks and floors made of hard dirt, placing a fire pit in the center to burn coals all the time to honor the goddess Hestia (Hes-tee-ya). There were many olive trees around to give the people shade. Their common foods were olives, figs, bread, cheese, grapes, and meat only for special days. They had fear to get a disease from drinking plain water and mixed it with wine to kill germs. In “If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece,” you will have the chance to discover more about the culture, education, and life in a different time. It is a great lesson book! I enjoyed it very much and loved the illustrations. A Note from Paola’s Mom: "If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient Greece” by Carole P. Roman is an excellent way to provide so much information, allowing the reader the opportunity to learn how civilizations started and compare it now days.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
Athens, the capital of Greece, is one of the world's oldest cities. If you lived in Ancient Greece you would live sometime around the year 350 BC. You would be taught to worship many gods. Greece had a god for almost everything. No matter what city you lived in all spoke the same language, and each were proud of their own city. You would live in a house made of stone or clay bricks and you would eat bread, cheese, figs, olives and grapes. Instead of a napkin you would use a piece of bread to wipe your hands on and then feed it to the dog. A living was made being a fisherman, farmer, soldier or city official. Two things especially that we got from Ancient Greece was democracy and the Olympics. Many other things are highlighted in this book. I love that there is a glossary of words and famous people from the same time period in the back for information and reference. I won this book in a contest and was not required to write a review, positive or otherwise.
annelr More than 1 year ago
If you were me and live in...Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman is another marvelous book in her newest series about Civilizations Throughout Time. Her first series introduced culture and customs to elementary age and younger children and with this series, she brings history to life for older students. With muted colors Mateya Arkova has drawn beautiful illustrations to show what life in Ancient Greece would have looked like in the year 350 B.C. The author takes the reader briefly through a discussion of the politics (city-states and the introduction of democracy) and religion (worship of the many Greek gods) of this time period. With enchanting pictures and easy-to-read text, readers learn about homes made of stone or clay bricks, and clothes worn by the Greeks, chitons for the boys and peplos for the girls. Shopping was done in the agora (marketplace) where lots of merchants set up stalls. Education was for the boys; girls stayed home to learn how to manage household things. The Olympics and other exciting ideas and people are also brought out in the book. Occasional questions throughout the book encourage reflection and discussion. Included at the end is a glossary of words, with pronunciations, and people from this era and also a section on the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece. This is a wonderfully informative book that is sure to capture a child's interest and imagination.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
If You Were Me and Lived in ...Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time Book 1) by Carole P Roman is a great book for kids to learn and really enjoy history! I was amazed at how she made history so simple and seen through the child's eyes as she walks the reader through all aspects of life during this time. What would the child eat? Wear? Play? What about school and shopping? What kind of house would you live in? All of this is discussed in a fun way and more. The illustrations are colorful and add to the text. At the end of the book, the author gives a list of people that were influential at that time. Very informative and entertaining at the same time, not an easy feat. I enjoyed and learned from it and I know my grand children will love it too. I was given this book for a honest review. My favorite part was no napkins! They used bread for napkins and fed the dogs the bread! Awesome!!!
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
We decided to step back in time and learn how others lived. This book shares the kind of food they ate and what kind of clothes they wore. It shares how they worked in their society and what kind of money they used. Such wonderful information that will stir your child's mind. They'll be asking all kinds of questions. Each child will learn so much from this series. There are questions in the book to help get things started. What a perfect way to get your child's interest in history flowing. I found no issues here. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because this series will become a favorite quickly. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
Lynn-MI More than 1 year ago
These books just totally astound me --- the illustrations, definitions and how children lived in ancient times is so well told, even adults can learn from them and I firmly believe that every library should have a full set of this series, just incredible!
Holly More than 1 year ago
If You Were Me And Lived In...Ancient Greece gives kids an opportunity to see what life was back then. As we explore what life was like in 350 B.C. in ancient Greece, a detailed look about what families went through each day that includes what they ate, how they dressed and how they did business. It tells us what Gods were powerful to the Greeks to how the Olympics gotten there start and it shows us what philosopher's were from there and why they are still important to this day. With an easy guide in the back about each God and an glossary to help you say the words just right, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the Greeks! I have found myself to love these books that Carole puts out even though i'm in my 30's with no kids! They are filled with everything a young kid would understand about that period of time and I could only wished that something like this was available back when I was growing up. I could see this series being popular in Schools and Library's with the helpful info they contain. Thank You to Carole P. Roman for starting this new series to get more kids interested in history in a fun way! I received this book from the Author in exchange for a honest review.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
If You Were Me and Lived In...... Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova is part of a newly created picture book series featuring a variety of time periods. This picture book features softly painted water color styled art, depicting the culture, philosophy, art, and history of ancient Greece. This book provides an in-depth glimpse into the historical details of time period- daily life as well as well known historical moments, bringing history to life. Students of all age groups will find something to love about this book. Younger children will enjoy the lively art while older students will enjoy the rich historical content and the attention to detail. Parents as well as educators will enjoy this book too. The author incorporates many authentic historical details in creating this book about Ancient Greece such as City States, ancient coinage, philosophers such as Plato and literature. The end of the book features short biographies of well known mythical gods and goddesses including Apollo, Demeter and Hades. Also included is a glossary of historical terms including "underworld" and "lentils" . This book would make a great resource for any history curriculum. This book would be great for any elementary school or middle school library. Additional books in this series include Elizabethan England,, and Colonial America.