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Usborne Time Traveler

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  1,157 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
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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Lydia Smith
Nov 11, 2015 Lydia Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: with-kids
This was a great tie-in book for our history. Fun pictures and stories of different families living during different periods of history - Ancient Egyptians, Vikings, Romans, and Middle Ages.
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
Apr 01, 2011 Eleonara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone?
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
Nov 02, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
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.

We have read all the sections now and really enjoyed them.

Updated after our second time through with my son and upping the rating to a 5 star. My son adored pretending to put on his helmet and likes this style of book more than my daughter. This is a great resource for these periods of history.
Mar 17, 2013 Pam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, childrens
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.
Apr 03, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: school-books
Oh my goodness! :D I love this book! It was my favorite history book when I was in elementary school! I learned so much from it! *sigh* I wish that history text books for highschoolers were as interesting!
Dec 27, 2008 Aneesa rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 03, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum
Shelves: history
A history book that young children will love. Aided by large, colorful illustrations, the child is told to use his magic time helmet to travel back through the ages to the time of the crusades, the Viking raiders, ancient Rome, and ancient Egypt. Includes fun time quizzes, too.
Jennifer Dunne
A wonderful book to explain life in ancient times.
Alicia Carlson
Aug 24, 2014 Alicia Carlson rated it it was amazing
Best elementary history book. Lots of color, interesting facts, social life. Must have for home schoolers.
A fun history encyclopedia
This book is definitely at the top of Max's list for favorite school books this year.
I didn't enjoy this especially. I think my class will though. I will put it on the class topic book shelf.
Mar 07, 2011 Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Wonderful detailed look at life in the time of the Vikings, medieval knights and castles, the Romans and the ancient Egyptians.
Emmet Miles
Jun 29, 2014 Emmet Miles rated it it was amazing
Great history book!
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