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Ancient History Reading

For reading and literature study, I am picking from  ….

  • The Boy of the Painted Cave, Justen Denzel
  •  Gilgamesh (Beautiful Feet study guide)
  • The Golden Goblet, Eloise Jarvis
  • The Dragon and the Theif, Gillian Bradshaw
  • Boy of the Pyramids, Ruth Jones
  • Traitor Queen, Nancy Faulkner
  • Hittite Warrior, Joanne Williamson
  • The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven, Ji-Li Jiang
  • Five Heavenly Emperors: Chinese Myths of Creation, Song Nan Zhang
  • Adventures in Ancient China, Bailey and Slavin
  • Between the Dragon and the Eagle,  Mical Schneider
  • A Brush with Magic, William Brooke
  • Legend of Mu Lan: A Heroine of Ancient China, Wei Jiang
  • The Cat of Bubastes, G.A. Henty
  • The Land of Gold, Gillian Bradshaw (sequel to The Dragon and the Theif)
  • Shadow Hawk, Andre Norton
  • Pharaoh’s Daughter: A Novel of Ancient Egypt, Lester
  • Tirzah, Lucille Traviw
  • Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Eloise McGraw
  • His Majesty, Queen Hatsheput, Dorothy Carter
  • The Lost Queen of Egypt, Lucile Morrison
  • Casting the Gods Adrift: A Tale of Ancient Egypt, McCaughrean and Ludlow
  • The Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge
  • In Search of a Homeland:  The Story of the Aeneid, Penelope Lively
  • Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of “The Illiad”, Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Greek Myths, Oliva Coolidge (Greek Mythology Hunt)
  • Singer to the Sea God, Vivien Alcock
  • Book of Greek Myths, D’Aulaire
  • A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Mythology: Daedalus, Echo and Narcissus, the Fortunate King
  • Atalanta’s Lovers, Olivia Coolidge
  • The Golden Fleece: Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, Padraic Colum
  •  Foreigner – The Story of a Girl Named Ruth, Gladys Malvern
  • Mysterious Visitor: Stories of the Prophet Elijah, Jaffe and Savedier
  • Adara, Beatrice Gormley
  • The Golden Days of Greece, Olivia Coolidge
  • The Children’s Homer, Padraic Colum
  • The Tale of Troy: Retold from the Ancient Authors, Roger Green
  • The Wanderings of Odysseys, The Story of the Odyssey, Rosemary Sutcliff
  • God King, A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah, Joanne Williamson
  • Theras and His Town, Caroline Snedeker
  • The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Kathryn Lasky
  • What’s Your Angle Pythagoras?, Julie Ellis
  • Pandora of Athens, Barry Deneburg
  • Archimedes and the Door of Science, Jeanne Bendick
  • The Wrestler of Philippi, Fannie Newberry
  • Behold Your Queen, Gladys Malvern (Esther)
  • Victory on the Walls:  A Story of Nehemiah, Frieda Hyman
  • Exploits of Xenohon, Geoffrey Household
  • Alexander the Great:  Makers of History, Abbot and House
  • Conqueror and Hero: The Search for Alexander, Stephen Krensky
  • Beacon at Alexandria, Gillian Bradshaw
  • The Bearkeeper’s Daughter, Gillian Bradshaw
  • The Young Carthaginian, G.A. Henty
  • Atticus of Rome, Barry Deneberg
  • Herodotus and the Road to History, Jeanne Bendick
  • Caesar’s Gallic War, Olivia Coolidge
  • Lives of Famous Romans, Olivia Coolidge
  • Julius Caesar, John Gunther
  • Julius Caesar, Shakespeare
  • Great Caesar, Plantagenet, Somerset Fry
  • Cleopatra VII:  Daughter of the Nile, Kristiana Gregory
  • Cleopatra of Egypt, Leonora Hornblow
  • The Ides of April, Mary Ray
  • Beyond the Desert Gate, Mary Ray (sequel to the Ides of April)
  • Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace
  • Augustus Caesar’s World, Genevieve Foster
  • Lives of Famous Romans, Olivia Coolidge
  • Galen and the Gateway to Medicine, Jeanne Bendick
  • The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth Speare
  • Stephen:  A Soldier of the Cross, Florence Kingsley
  • Titus:  A Comrade of the Cross, Florence Kingsley
  • Barabbas, Par Lagerkivst
  • Vinegar Boy, Alberta Hawse

I should note that ancient history will take us two full years to study.  Some resources cover the same topic, and availability will determine which we read.  Literature studies are included in this list. 

Follow them in the order that I have listed to chronologically read your way through the ancients.

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WOW! Bookmarks

Words of worth (WOW) are discovered while reading.  As well, it is nice to have a record and summary of the book.  While my scans below are of horrible quality – I was pressed for time – they will help you to visualize the simplicity and purpose of the bookmark itself.  The bookmark files are in color.  I printed from my laser printer in black and white.  If nothing else, I hope that it sparks some ideas of your own!

Before you begin, print and cut a bookmark.  Write the title of the book in the space provided on the bookmark.  As you read, you will find words that are unknown or words that you consider worth noting.  Write these words on the bookmark front with the page number that indicates where the word can be found in the book.  When you are finished reading, write a blurb, short introductory summary, for the book.  On the front of the bookmark there are five stars.  On a scale of one, being your least favorite book, to five, being your most favorite, color in the stars to indicate how well you liked the book that you read.

If you are using a WOW! box for vocabulary, transfer some, or all, of your words to your box.  Store your bookmark.

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