Fair. *Condition Acceptable a book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark.
Fair. No Dust Jacket. Cover is lightly worn or soiled, with shelf edge wear and bumped corners. Binding is loose but intact, may be just starting to separate or show heavy spine lean. Pages may contain former owner name, occasional underlining or marks, light reading wear or soiling.
Good. No dust jacket. xxvi, 510 p. ill., maps; 21 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps. 1951 pressing of fun book with delightful illustrations. corners bumped and a couple very light stains on the front and back boards. Pages are clean and holding together well.
I really liked the book. It is old, but it is interesting, factual, might need updating comments, and it fits a 9 year old. This is its great strength. Whether told as a story to adults or nine year olds, it captures your interest because it links history as a story, rather than a system of dates. It is for a 9 year old because unfamiliar terms to anybody new are clarified. Ex.: "built on the river." A child thinks actually on the river.
Oct 11, 2007
I purchased this book recently to add to my homeschool history lessons. Both my 8 year old and 6 year old really like listening to the lessons. Compelling, humorous and fun, the writing makes the topic come alive and I find my children are retaining what they've learned. As a stand alone or combined with Susan Wise Baurer's The Story of The World, children will get an excellent overview of world history told in an engaging way. While more expensive than most children's history books, it is well worth the price! If you are looking for an overview from the Stone Age on up, this book will not disappoint.
Aug 9, 2007
Solid History Text
Excellent history text from the Calvert School. Use it with my children and recommend it highly.
If you are tired of PC boredom in your homeschool. use this book
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