Alongside the history day, I also want to squeeze in a quick review of a book I was sent that fitted in with today’s theme. Alexander’s Athenian Adventure, as you might imagine is set mainly in historic Athens. There’s a wealth of historic information about the society of the time, set it a quick moving adventure about political intrigue, though aimed at children probably around 10. Big didn’t find it a desperately satisfying read, though I did wonder if that was in part as there are no girls allowed to do anything much in the main body of the book (as was the case in Ancient Greek). I’ve sent off a copy with a friend’s son, so hopefully he’ll report back as to what he thinks soon 🙂
Along with the copy we were sent for review, I’ve *three* copies to give away. Entry by comment below, and you can get an extra entry for sharing the post by twitter or fb or blog. (Please leave an extra comment for each of those things you do, I really can’t track them otherwise!)
UK only, runs til 13th April at midnight, and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners. If you don’t respond to me within a week, I’ll pick someone else!
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