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Gladiators: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids



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This nonfiction chapter book about gladiators is chock-full of bite-size facts, black-and-white photographs, and CGI illustrations to dazzle and engage even the most reluctant reader.

The exhilarating world of gladiators might seem intimidating, but Microbites: Gladiators brings kids face to face with these famous fighters in a manageable way, sharing chunks of information on need-to-know topics like different battle styles, Roman referees, gods and temples, and other aspects of life inside the Colosseum. Illustrations and photographs accent nearly every page, while highlighted text calls out important takeaways about each chapter topic, revealing new details about this pulse-racing piece of Ancient Roman history. For further learning, kids can turn to the book's eight-page reference section, where they'll find a gladiator glossary, a historical timeline, and a list of the most notable Roman emperors. Whether they're new to Ancient Rome or seasoned pros, readers will find plenty of fascinating facts to chew on in Microbites: Gladiators.

DK's Microbites series takes daunting nonfiction topics and transforms them into easy-to-digest, mini-guides on kids' favorite subjects from history, science, and the natural world. Packed with eye-catching illustrations, detailed photographs, and the latest scientific research on everything from dinosaurs to mummies, the Microbites series encourages a healthy reading appetite in kids ages 8 through 12, and will leave them hungry to learn more.

DK Children, 9781465497710, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

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