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The Roman News (History News)

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"These entertaining, deftly organized books will make terrific light-hearted additions to cirriculum units on ancient civilizations." — Publishers Weekly

Stop the presses! What if ancient civilizations had daily newspapers? And they were amusing and compellingly informative? They might just look like this innovative series of historical nonfiction, presented in a unique, ki...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Candlewick (first published 1996)
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One of my favorite ways to learn about history as a child, although I must admit I skipped most of the political stuff even then. With this then being only one in a series, it was also interesting to compare the different civilizations on the points that the newspaper covered.
Sep 14, 2013 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Roman News is part of a series of books for children, designed to look like a newspaper from a historical era. As a kid, I found them fascinating, and I especially enjoyed looking at the ads for all sorts of things corresponding to the time period. Three stars.
Alicia Willis
This is sort of cute! It's a Roman "newspaper", giving a 21st century individual an idea of all that would have made the news if the Romans had had a newspaper. From the Circus Maximus games to the conquest of Britain, the news is in there!
I loved The Roman News. It was like a Roman newspaper. They had everything from wars to slaves to fashion. One of the articles was about how they stabbed Julius Ceaser because they thought he was trying to take control of the government.
Good information in an original format. Although because my children don't read the paper or ads some of the tidbits had to be explained to them.
Great way to teach kids about ancient Rome - exciting and compelling - terrific for historical teaching or just plain fun
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