History News

History News

The Greek News

By Philip Steele; Anton Powell; Various (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763641979, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2009

"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, kid-friendly format.

About the Author
Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.

Anton Powell is a leading author of books on the ancient Greeks for young readers. "Building glistening temples or warring with Sparta was not always 'ancient history.' It was once breaking news--and that is how it is told in THE GREEK NEWS."

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