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Aug 04 2014

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Greece by Tracey Turner

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A & C Black, 2014. ISBN 9781472905628.
(All ages) This is a great book. I recommend it for kids of all ages because it is really fun. Even though it is recommended for ages 7-9, my 11 year old daughter saw the book and read it with great interest and amusement. The illustrations make you laugh and make you want to read the book even before you know what it's about.
With only 64 pages, an easy to follow layout, simple language, and the the 'Hard Nut Rating' and 'Hardometer', even reluctant readers will give it a go. It is filled with things kids find interesting like ancient curses, monsters and tales of bravery, cunning and ruthlessness.
So if you want your kids to learn about some of the most interesting men and women of Ancient Greece, this is a great place to start.
Tiffany Boyer

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