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Time Traveler Books
Dead Famous series
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".
One copy available.
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+.
A Life by James Reston-
An engaging and well-written biography that provides
an in-depth look at one of history's greatest scientists.
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.
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.
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
Paper, 420 pages. (We also carry the author's book,
We have one damaged copy that has a corner crease:
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
Ages 10+. Paper, 104 pages. 8.5" x 11".
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.
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.
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".
One copy available.
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".
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.
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.
readers. By the author of Galileoís Daughter.
Paper, 184 pages. Size: 7.5"x4.5".
#8795 $11.95 $6.99
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.
Historical Sources, Typical Assignments, Research, Stylistic Conventions,
Documentation, Avoiding Plagiarism, Print and Online Resources.
#3577X $15.50 $9.99
One copy available.
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
Out of print edition; one copy available.
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books by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Titanic a Step-Into-Reading book with big print & colorful
illustrations. The Titanic story is made accessible to young readers.
pages. Ages 6-8.
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.
One copy available.
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.
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
George Washington's World, 360 pages. #034X $15.95
The World of Columbus and Sons, 406 pgs. #0382 $15.95
Time Traveler Book Bind-up All four Time Traveler books -
Castles, Pharaohs & Pyramids, Rome & Romans, and Viking Raiders - bound into one
Hardcover, 130 pages. Ages 9-12.
The Usborne Time Traveler Book of Knights
& Castles - full of detailed illustrations of medieval life. Informative,
Paper, 32 pages. Ages 8-11.
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