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Usborne Time Traveler

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A one-volume edition of four time-travelling accounts which shed light on the life of typical families in ancient Egypt, Rome, medieval times and during the age of the Vikings. With full colour illustrations.
Hardcover, 130 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by E.D.C. Publishing (first published December 12th 1977)
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A great value! This book includes Usborne's:
Knights & Castles
Viking Raiders
Rome & Romans
Pharaohs & Pyramids

The schtick is that you have a special helmut that allows you to time travel to different periods. This is why they are in reverse chronological order. I'm not a huge fan of this.

Once you arrive in the time/ place/ period, you meet a family of the time, see how they live and observe their adventures. The characters are well done, and appropriately named and illustrated to give s
I used to LOVE this book when I was younger. Not only did I learn from it, but It entertained me- and my brother- for hours on end. "How?" you may ask,well it's not what most people would think. I mean, of course we read it some, but what we did most often and had the most fun doing was playing this game we made up with the book. We would each get a sheet or two of printer paper and each created a main character, we drew it in various sizes to match the different sizes of the drawings in the boo ...more
Alicia Carlson
Best elementary history book. Lots of color, interesting facts, social life. Must have for home schoolers.
Emmet Miles
Great history book!
Nov 05, 2014 Margaret marked it as hardcopy-review-to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: Sonlight Core B
Another great by Usborne. My daughter likes the idea of putting on her time travel helmet in order to go back to the time we are studying. Great details and illustrations. So much to learn.

Note: We have only read through the Ancient Egypt section. Will update after reading other sections.
I used this book years ago with Sonlight's history curriculum with my child. It contains a surprising amount of information in an accessible format for young children. There is a picture that progressively changes from modern times to reflect each step back in time the book goes. This was a great visual for children to "see" historical changes.
The boys LOVE this book. We checked it out for a month and then another month, and then another month, and then I bought it on Amazon. Seriously, I'm not that interested in it--but they read it and learn, so I'm giving it 5 stars.
Wonderful detailed look at life in the time of the Vikings, medieval knights and castles, the Romans and the ancient Egyptians.
I didn't enjoy this especially. I think my class will though. I will put it on the class topic book shelf.
This book is definitely at the top of Max's list for favorite school books this year.
This is a great history books for kids! I highly recommend it!
Jennifer Dunne
A wonderful book to explain life in ancient times.
Abraham Ray
nice history book for kids!
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