Puffin Classics: Tales of Ancient Egypt & Tales of.....
Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:30 PM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:37 AM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:28 AM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:57 PM
We're not big fans of Lancelyn Green in general, but his Tales of Ancient Egypt is one of two or three books (ever) that we chose not to finish. It's just boring. It's not as complex, but we enjoyed the stories in Ancient Egyptians by Sarah Quie (it is half myths and half non-fiction; we were underwhelmed by the non-fiction parts). We liked Padriac Colum's The Golden Fleece for Greek myths. Also Geraldine McCaughrean's two volumes of Greek myths (especially the one tied together with the story of Argos). We also read both Mary Pope Osborne's Odyssey series and Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy and The Wanderings of Odysseus.
Tales of Greek Heroes. Both written by Roger Lancelyn Green. We are doing SOTW Vol. 1 right now - my son is 6. Would these be age appropriate? I'm especially interested in comprehension level. WOuld he be able to understand it? TIA!
Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:26 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:33 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:48 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:01 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:09 PM
My daughter was 6 and a newly turned 7, my son also listended in. My daughter loved it. We did some discussion questions from it and she also used it to draw out pictures fro the story to show her brother and grandparents when they got home from work and so forth.
She just read it for fun a few weeks ago and still enjoyed it.
My daughter really loves to read though and retains info well form books.
You could always give it a try and switch and save for later if it is not working for you.