Reviews for Ancient China


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
These books are written as travel guides to ancient civilizations ("...a trip to the Inca Empire is the vacation for you"). This approach makes accessible the cultural and historical details. Occasional inaccuracies are the result of long spans of history condensed for the target audience. While the books do tend to oversimplify information, they're a good way to encourage interest. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Time Travel Guides titles: [cf2]The Aztec Empire[cf1], [cf2]The Inca Empire[cf1], [cf2]Ancient Greece[cf1], [cf2]Ancient Egypt[cf1], [cf2]Ancient Rome[cf1], and [cf2]Ancient China[cf1].] Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
These books are written as travel guides to ancient civilizations ("...a trip to the Inca Empire is the vacation for you"). This approach makes accessible the cultural and historical details. Occasional inaccuracies are the result of long spans of history condensed for the target audience. While the books do tend to oversimplify information, they're a good way to encourage interest. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Time Travel Guides titles: [cf2]The Aztec Empire[cf1], [cf2]The Inca Empire[cf1], [cf2]Ancient Greece[cf1], [cf2]Ancient Egypt[cf1], [cf2]Ancient Rome[cf1], and [cf2]Ancient China[cf1].] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2007 September

Gr 5-8-- These books invite readers to travel back in time and tour ancient civilizations, thus providing an attractive and interesting way to explore these topics. How to travel, places to stay, what to see, and what to eat are all included. Colorful photographs, illustrations, reproductions, and boxed tips for travelers help to sustain the travel-guide style and provide more information. Aztec Empire explains that two calendars are used to keep dates, one by the priests for religious festivals and the other for the ordinary people to calculate important events such as market days. Bingham mentions that all men are required to work for the empire part of the year, and that it provides the basic necessities for those who are too old to work or become ill, or in emergencies. In Ancient China , suggested sights include The Great Wall; the peaceful countryside; or great cities such as Dunhuang, a trading city, and Chang'an, a city of emperors. With their "you-are-there" approach, these books are perfect for browsing.--Lana Miles, Jackson Elementary School, Rosenberg, TX

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