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Ancient History for Junior High and High School Level (A Literature Approach) by Rea Berg - This guide leads you through the fascinating civilizations of ancient Sumeria, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Biblical history is combined with the writings of Shakespeare, Padraic Colum, Genevieve Foster and others. Detailed study notes, vocabulary lists, maps, lesson plans and tests with answer keys all combine to make this an exciting study that reveals the relevancy of the ancient world to ours today!

Includes references, a listing of relevant websites, vocabulary lists, historical notes, comprehension questions and answer key, and much more. Everything you need to teach ancient history using the best literature available! The Intermediate section of the study guide contains 71 lessons (complete 2-3 per week) and the Senior High section contains 91 lessons (complete 3 per week).

The guide is written from a Christian perspective, so there are some Biblical references and Scripture.

Paper, spiral-bound, 8.5"x11".

#BF09 $12.95
One copy available.

Beowulf the Warrior retold by Ian Serraillier and illustrated by Severin. Beowulf the Warrior is a modern version of the oldest epic in the English language. Ian Serraillier has retold the story of the hero Beowulf and his three memorable exploits. First, his rescuing of Hrothgar the Dane from the ravages of monstrous Grendel; next, his victory over Grendel's strange and horrible mother; and finally, in Beowulf's old age, his saving of his own people, the Geats, from the horrors of a dragon at the cost of his life. Beowulf's heroism and noble heart communicate to any English-speaking listener.

First published in the 1950's, Ian Serrallier's book makes this classic tale accessible to modern readers.

Paper, 64 pages. 8.5"x5.6"x.2". Ages 9+.

#7034 $7.95

Bethump'd with History (Board Game) - Test your knowledge of humanity's struggle to build a better world. Roll 1, 2, or 3 and answer an A-level question; roll 4, 5, or 6 and answer a B-level question. Answer correctly to advance, but be prepared to use your strategy skills with opponents who adopt the tactics of tyrants and tyranny! Your goal is to avoid their deviousness and be the first to collect all the letters of the Game Word and enter UTOPIA.

Ages 12-adult, for 2 to 8 players. (Mamopalire of Vermont).

#0433 $34.99   Collectible board game. Only one copy.

Galileo: A Life by James Reston- An engaging and well-written biography that provides an in-depth look at one of history's greatest scientists.

A spellbinding story and a vivid, provocative portrait of a Galileo we have not seen before. James Reston, Jr. throws important new light on Galileo's vital place in the history of world politics, science and religion. For younger readers, his book is a splendid introduction; those who thought they understood Galileo will be startled to find out how little they knew. - Michael R. Beschloss, author

Reston brings this star-gazing, intuitively intelligent, original, articulate, witty, theatrical, self-promoting, cash-poor, and nearly inexhaustible Italian Catholic to life in an involving and, yes, suspenseful narrative....Reston's zealous research, judicious use of excerpts from letters, peoms, and church documents, vivid descriptions, and frank indignation over the church's appalling treatment of his hero enliven every pages." - Booklist

Paper, 333 pages. 7.8"x5.3"x.9".

#6076 $13.00 $5.99
Out of print, one copy available. There is black mark on bottom edge of book.

Galileo's Daughter
by Dava Sobel. Sobel is a talented historian, translator, and science writer. Her book is a wonderful way to learn about Galileo's life and about basic physics through his arguments about motion, the tides and the planets; further, we read later how mathematics came to be applied to science. Most important, the book brings Galileo's daughter, the nun Suor Maria Celeste, alive. Her letters about her cloistered life, her feelings and thoughts, and her relationship with her father, make you feel a genuine depth of faith and love.

In addition, you learn fascinating things about how and why the Church fought Galileo's ideas about the planets, how people lived during the Plague, the early history of science, Galileo's invention of the military and geometric compass, and all sorts of other details that make this much more than a history book.

While the book is beautifully illustrated throughout, it is most appropriate for experienced readers.
Paper, 420 pages. (We also carry the author's book, Longitude).

#0553 $15.00 $8.99

We have one damaged copy that has a corner crease:

#DAM-0553 $15.00 $6.99

Gilgamesh: Man's First Story
by Bernarda Bryson is now available after being out of print for over 30 years. The new publisher has reprinted Bryson's exact story and illustrations.

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest known story written by man, and it influenced other great epic works and mythological stories throughout the ancient world. As such, it is an important work to know. More than that, it is a moving tale that reaches across time.

The author wrote this version as simply as possible to make it accessible to young people, but  adults will enjoy it as well. Illustrated throughout by the author.

Ages 10+. Paper, 104 pages. 8.5" x 11".

#7014 $19.95

From the Back Cover:

In her version for readers of all ages of the oldest legend known to man, the distinguished author and illustrator, Bernarda Bryson, has created her own richly moving interpretations of the mighty deeds of Gilgamesh, the great king-hero, part god and part man.

First written down in Sumerian cuneiform 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, the story of Gilgamesh tells of a great flood and of one man, befriended by the gods, who survived by building an ark. In the feats of Gilgamesh and his companion, Enkidu, a monster who turns into a gentle man who loves and respects the King, are found the sources of great mythological heroes, Hercules, Jason and Theseus.

In addition to its vital importance in the history of literature, Gilgamesh is an exciting and often amusing tale - setting jealous god against jealous god, god against man, and man against man in remarkable battles of wit and strength. With sensitivity and simple beauty, Miss Bryson has set down a stirring epic which will impart to readers her own lifetime facination with the myth of Gilgamesh through her distinguished test and elegant pictorial representations of it.

Historical Headgear, Hats, and Helmets: The Ancients (Where history meets duct tape)
by Jean Lockwood and Thomas Lockwood - Every wonder how you could get your child interested in history? With the help of this resource, you can! ...children can not only learn about history, they can wear it. This book helps teachers and parents teach history by enabling children to "live" history, not just read about it.

This book, written by a homeschooling mom (B.S. ceramic engineering) and her son, supplies full-sized patterns and templates and gives step-by-step fully illustrated instructions on how to create 14 different historically accurate hats. This book will show you how to construct these headgear from the ancient world using everyday materials like construction paper, poster board, grocery sacks, and duct tape. Now your children won't just read about King Tut, they can "be" King Tut!

Fourteen hats included: Pharoah Menes, Assyrians, Queen Nefertiti, King Tutankhamun, Philistines, Nubian Pharaohs, Celts, Greeks, Spartans, Emperor Qin, General Hannibal, Romans (Praetorian Guard), Romans (Legionary), Pharaoh Cleopatra.

Paper, spiral-bound, 117 pages plus full-size patterns. Black & white photo illustrations.

#HATS $24.95 One copy available.

A History of the Ancient World, 4th edition by Chester G. Starr  - A classic survey of history from the beginnings of mankind to the fall of the Roman Empire. Reflecting five decades of teaching and research, the fourth edition of this widely read history provides broad coverage and an absorbing literary style.

Though Greece and Rome occuply center stage, Starr also surveys the cities and empires of Mesopotamia, India from the early Indus civilization to the Gupta state, and China from the Hsia dynasty to the Han empire. A History of the Ancient World provides a comprehensive one-volume introduction to the ancient past.

Numerous maps and illustrations highlight the text.

Hardcover 770 pages. 9"x6"x1.7".

#6286 $39.95 $24.99 One copy available.

The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World: From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome
by Hazel Mary Martell - Richly illustrated with atmospheric maps and detailed reconstructions of everyday life, this  reference explores the geography, culture, and history of the ancient world. A comparative chronology helps readers contrast and compare each civilization.

Includes glossary and map of major archaeological sites

Hardcover, 160 pages.

#5657 $15.00 $9.99

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (2004 revised edition) - This reference book brings world history to life, from early humans to the current war on terror. The encyclopedia is organized chronologically and then thematically within each time period. Each section includes biographies of important people and features on art, architecture, and technology. Full color.

Each section begins with a two-page spread showing "The World at a Glance," a map, and brief text highlighting events that occurred on each continent during the period. Following are approximately 20 one-to-two page entries. Non-Western cultures are represented. Also included are important dates, a time line at the top of each page, maps, and many illustrations, most in color. Arts, architecture, and science & technology are covered. A

A reference section at the end of the book lists the names and dates of various rulers and ancient Egyptian and Chinese dynasties. The book also provides a list of major wars.

Hardcover, 491 pages. 8.4"x11"x1.7".

#7849 $24.95 $21.99

A Little History of theWorld by E. H. Gombrich- In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in twenty-five languages across the world.

In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

Hardcover, 304 pages. 8.6"x5.6"x1.2". Young Adult.

#8834 $25.00 $15.99 One copy available.

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by Dava Sobel. The active quest for a solution to the problem of longitude persisted over four centuries and across all of Europe. Lacking the ability to determine their longitude, sailors were literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Ships ran aground on rocky shores; those traveling well-known routes were pray for pirates. In 1714 Englandís Parliament offered a huge reward to anyone whose method of measuring longitude could be proven successful. The scientific establishment had spent centuries confidently mapping the heavens for a celestial answer. John Harrison, a self-taught Yorkshire clockmaker, dared to imagine a mechanical solution - a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had been able to do on land.

This is a beautifully told true story of astronomy, navigation, clockmaking, history, and geography, mixed with intrigue, greed, and ambition.

For experienced readers. By the author of Galileoís Daughter.

Paper, 184 pages. Size: 7.5"x4.5".

#8795 $11.95 $6.99


Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 4th ed.
by Mary Lynn Rampolla - Its concise yet comprehensive coverage of every step of the research and writing process--with detailed advice on documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism -- have made A Pocket Guide to Writing in History a best-seller.

Covers: Historical Sources, Typical Assignments, Research, Stylistic Conventions, Documentation, Avoiding Plagiarism, Print and Online Resources.

Paper, 146 pages. 8.2"x4.2"x.4".

#3577X $15.50 $9.99 One copy available.

The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter - A romantic, suspenseful novel of Scotland's 14th-century heroes, Sir William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The book was first published in England in 1809 and became enormously popular throughout Europe (the writing reflects the style of that period).

This sweeping epic depicts the 1296-1305 rebellion of the Scots against the tyrannical King Edward, a rebellion led by the gallant Sir William Wallace, Edward's "equal in all things but crown and his superior in being true to unblemished honor." The heroic adventures of Wallace as he fights to return Robert the Bruce to the throne of Scotland and restore peace to his homeland will enthrall a new generation of readers.

Paper, 524 pages.
8.5 x 6.8 x 1.1. Beautiful Feet Edition without illustrations.

#3218 $16.95 Out of print edition; one copy available.

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The Titanic
a Step-Into-Reading book with big print & colorful illustrations. The Titanic story is made accessible to young readers.

Paper, 47 pages. Ages 6-8.

#6690 $3.99

Titanic Coloring Book
by Peter F. Copeland - For this coloring book, artist Peter Copeland has dramatically recreated events leading up to and including the monumental tragedy. Twenty-nine realistic drawings, accompanied by fact-filled captions, depict the Titanic at dock in Southhampton, England; passengers dining and strolling on deck, the ship striking the iceberg, passengers jumping into the water, survivors huddled in lifeboats and more. It does not gloss over the tragedy of the event.

Paper, 32 pages. 29 black-and-white illustrations. 11"x8.25"x.2". Ages 9-12.

#756X $3.99 One copy available.

The Usborne Book of World History
contains an introduction to world history from the first civilizations to the early 20th century. A compilation of six separate books: The First Civilizations; Warriors & Seafarers; Empires & Barbarians; Exploration & Discovery; Crusaders, Aztecs, Sumurai; and The Age of Revolutions.

Hardcover, 195 pages. Ages: 8-12.

#9598 $24.95 $19.99

The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World by Luciano Canfora - The Library of Alexandria was one of the wonders of the Ancient World, and it has haunted Western culture for over 2,000 years. The Ptolemaic kings of Egypt - successors of Alexander the Great - had a staggering ambition: to house all of the books ever written under one roof. The idea of the universal library and its destruction still has the power to move us. But what was the library, and where was it? Contemporary descriptions are vague and contradictory. Luciano Canfora resolves these puzzles in one of the most unusual books of classical history ever written. He recreates the world of Egypt and the Greeks in brief chapters that marry the craft of the novelist and the discipline of the historian. Anecdotes, conversations, and reconstructions give "The Vanished Library" the texture of a novel, yet Canfora bases all of them on historical and literary sources in this elegant piece of historical detective work.

#2553 $19.95 $11.99 One copy available.

Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?: The Story of Johannes Gutenberg
by Robert Beckham, illustrated by Jed Mickle - Discover the intriguing story of Johannes Gutenberg. In this engaging biography, Robert Beckham goes beyond the few facts children are usually told about the inventor of the printing press. Instead, Beckham tells us Gutenberg's story. Why did Johannes make thousands of small mirrors? When did he learn how to make coins at the mint? Why did his girlfriend take him to court?

Beckham's chronological narrative will draw in parents and children alike. Published by the folks who created the Story of the World series. This book complements The Story of the World Volume 2, Middle Ages.

Paper, 48 pages. 9.75"x6.75"x.2". Audience: ages 5-12.

#0369 $9.50 $8.99

Genevieve Foster Titles

Genevieve Foster

Genevieve Foster works take a horizontal approach to history, focusing on a particular historical figure and the time period and events going on around the world during that person's lifetime.

Nothing is more critical, I believe, than that children growing up in these critical explosive days should be given an understanding of American history as a part of the history of the world. Every year this grows more urgent, as increasingly rapid communication integrates world events more closely and the impact of foreign affairs on our own lives becomes more serious and immediate." Genevieve Foster wrote this nearly fifty years ago, and it is still relevant today.

George Washington's World, 360 pages. #034X $15.95

The World of Columbus and Sons, 406 pgs. #0382 $15.95



Time Traveler Books

Time Traveler Book Bind-up
All four Time Traveler books - Knights & Castles, Pharaohs & Pyramids, Rome & Romans, and Viking Raiders - bound into one hardcover book.

Hardcover, 130 pages. Ages 9-12.

#3656 $22.95 $18.99

The Usborne Time Traveler Book of Knights & Castles
- full of detailed illustrations of medieval life. Informative, detailed illustrations.

Paper, 32 pages. Ages 8-11.

#3357 $6.95


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