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Topics : Primary School Ancient Greece Books

  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

    Jane Chisholm

    Product Code: AEPCF
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
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  • Greek Myths

    Ann Turnbull

    Product Code: ADNSY
    Paperback 9 years +
    This title is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone, King Midas, Ariadne, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Echo and Narcissus are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. It is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.
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  • Greek Myths and Legends

    Anna Claybourne

    Product Code: AAHHZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a new edition of this detailed introduction to the most famous gods and goddesses in Greek mythology and their exploits. Fully illustrated throughout, this title helps the reader to understand the stories of the Greek gods and the way in which they were worshipped. A full index and 'Who's Who' section at the back of this book make it a must for those studying mythology or researching for a project.
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  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Don Nardo

    Product Code: AQXOM
    Paperback 9 years +
    This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Greece. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.
    • £8.09
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  • The Town Mouse and the Spartan House

    Terry Deary

    Product Code: AQAHW
    Paperback 7 years +
    430 BC. Darius has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon who is a general with the Spartan army. But he finds the Spartan way of life quite shocking. To the arrogant and ruthless Spartans, he is as worthless as a mouse. Then his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure. Now Darius is a hero and his uncle offers him a life of luxury in Sparta. Still Darius finds the brutal Sparta too much and wants to go back to plague-stricken Athens. As Aesop said, 'Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.'
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  • Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: ARJLH
    Paperback 8 years +
    How did a volcanic eruption put an end to Minoan civilization? What crops did the Ancient Greeks grow How did city-states form around the Greek empire? Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
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  • The First Olympics of Ancient Greece

    Lisa M. Bolt Simons

    Product Code: ARJTI
    Hardback 7 years +
    In ancient Greece different city-states often fought one another in deadly battles. But every four years the Greeks set aside their differences to honor the gods and compete peacefully in the Olympic Games. Learn all about the athletes, competitions, and religious ceremonies of the ancient Olympics.
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  • Wings of Icarus

    Jenny Oldfield

    Product Code: AQAOF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Daedalus is proud of his beautiful, impetuous and sometimes wayward son, Icarus, and cares deeply for him. So when he sees how much Icarus longs to escape from their island prison, he is determined to use his skills as an inventor to come up with a plan. When their attempt to sail across the sea fails, Daedalus creates an even more dazzling, and dangerous, invention: wings so they can take to the skies.
  • Mission to Marathon

    Geoffrey Trease

    Product Code: AQAFH
    Paperback 7 years +
    A story set in Ancient Greece. When news reaches Athens that Persian ships are about to invade Greece at Marathon, Philip knows that his uncle and grandmother are in great danger. As his brothers and father are busy preparing for war, he is the only one who can cross the mountains and warn his family. The race is on...but will he reach them in time?
  • The Odyssey

    Louie Stowell

    Product Code: APOLQ
    Hardback 7 years +
    This is a brand new retelling of Homer's "Odyssey", the story of a clever but unlucky Greek hero who just wants to get home...but fate has other ideas. It is a new title in "Young Reading Series Three", part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at fully confident readers who can manage sub-plots and complex sentence structure but don't have the stamina for standard-length books. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
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  • The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

    Saviour Pirotta

    Product Code: AEBAS
    Hardback 4 years +
    Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
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  • Greek Myths for Young Children

    Heather Amery

    Product Code: ADBIW
    Hardback 6 years +
    The Greek myths are a fascinating part of our cultural heritage, and young children will find these stories of gods, mortals and monsters irresistible. This collection of the best-known stories are retold in a magical and sensitive way.'
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  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Don Nardo

    Product Code: ARIXO
    Hardback
    This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Greece. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.
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  • Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Greece

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: AJGKU
    Paperback
    Ancient Greece was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of Greece's toughest nuts.
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