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Did the Romans Eat Chips?: And Other Questions about History
by Paul Mason
Did the Ancient Romans eat chips? Who was the first queen to use a toilet? Have a city's streets ever been paved with gold? This book takes a fun look at history by asking and answering a series of quirky yet thought-provoking questions such as these! Although primarily a recreational read, the book nevertheless contains a wealth of fascinating information and bizarre fact ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Read Me!
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Fun book with silly historical facts. Especially good if your child has already been studying world history. We could more fully appreciate "Should You Shampoo a Pharaoh?", "Which Horse Had a City Named After Him?", and "Did Ancient Chinese Warriors Play Soccer" because we had been studying them. Maybe second grade reading level, I'm not sure.
May 27, 2014 Marathon County Public Library MCPL rated it 4 of 5 stars
What did athletes wear at the original Olympics? Which horse had a city named after him? Did Romans eat chips? Find out the answers to these crazy questions in Paul Mason's fun book about history. The book is filled with funny illustrations and asks questions about a wide range of historical events. The questions range geographically from South America to Japan, and historically from ancient times to World War II. Great for any school-aged child who enjoys history or fun facts about the world.
Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster. He is economics editor of the BBC's Newsnight television programme and the author of several books.More about Paul Mason...