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The Sand-Reckoner by Gillian Bradshaw
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really liked it
bookshelves: ya

My children and I read this together as part of the Building Your Library Level 8 curriculum.

We loved reading this book. It's perhaps a little melodramatic at times, but the characters seemed realistic and Archimedes seemed more real to us than he had when we'd read about him other places. It's difficult to imagine what life was like in ancient times, and books like this help to remind us that people from long ago were still people and, despite different customs and hygiene and social structures, not really all that different from people today.

We all appreciated the ending, too. We weren't particularly happy about it, but it was a good ending.

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Reading Progress

April 25, 2018 – Started Reading
April 25, 2018 – Shelved
May 5, 2018 – Shelved as: ya
May 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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