Good. 1952; beige cloth covered boards; no dust jacket; covers soiled; top corners bumped; bottom corners exposed; light wear to top of spine; crack in gutter following half title page leaving front board slightly loose; interior is clean and unmarked; 8vo, 7 3/4" to 9 3/4" tall; 512 pages.
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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