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May 22, 2016

Travel Ancient Greece with Carole P. Roman's new book

CAROLE P. ROMAN'S

IF YOU WERE ME
AND
LIVED IN
ANCIENT GREECE

An Introduction to Civilizations
Throughout Time
Volume 1

BOOK DETAILS
(from Amazon)
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 clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children 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.
  • Series: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time
  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 17, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523234296
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523234295
AUTHOR
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 Carole P. Romanfor her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children. 

REVIEW
Yet another country to explore and learn about the ancient practices of Greece.  What a fun and exciting way for your child and you to learn about Ancient Greece.  The words are written in an easy to understand way.The names of the ancient gods and goddesses are put into a pronunciation form in parenthesis.  Then the description of them is written. To start with there is a picture of what Greece looks like today and then a picture of what it looked like in 350 B.C.   It's a way for you and your child to compare the differences of the two. Tells of what was eaten, what the homes were like, what it took to get money. Ms. Roman helps the reader experience the sights, sounds and smells of what it was like in ancient Greece.  What a fun and interesting way to learn about ancient times. The book isn't bogged down with a lot of words. Just simple words to tell the tale.  The illustrator did a wonderful job of adding pictures along with the story.   Also at the back is a glossary of frequently used words that have the definition with them.  Another wonderful adventure into another land.   
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.   No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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