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Jan 12 2011

Fierce fighters series by Charlotte Guillain

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Raintree, 2010.
(Age 7-10) This is a well researched and interesting series that provides excellent easy to read information about fierce fighters. Each book is beautifully illustrated with both line drawings and quality photographs of sculptures, artefacts and costumes that belong to the period. Large text on the left of each double spread eases the way for newly independent readers, while a Did You Know section on the right hand side, contains a fascinating bit of history that will keep the reluctant reader interested. An easy to use Table of Contents and index make the information accessible for children who are doing research and the glossary is a helpful aid to understanding new words. A bibliography contains both books and websites to encourage further reading and investigation from the young reader. There are also instructions for a creative activity at the back of the book.
Children will be fascinated by the subject matter, which will appeal to both boys and girls.
Books include:
Read Me! Greek warriors by Charlotte Guillain. Raintree, 2010. ISBN 9781406216158.
This contains information about the ancient Greeks, how they became warriors and fought in wars. It also looks at famous Greek warriors and Greek women.
Read Me! Gladiators and Roman soldiers by Charlotte Guillain. Raintree, 2010. ISBN: 9781406216110.
Topics include Who were the Romans?, Roman soldiers, gladiators and weapons. There is a section on Roman women and the end of the Romans.
Read Me! Samurai by Charlotte Guillain. Raintree, 2010. ISBN 9781406216141
Information is given about the Samurai, their rules  and weapons as well as famous Samurai warriors and Samurai women.
Pat Pledger

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