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This is a great book to read aloud to your children. My girls (age 8 and 6) love this book. They took it with them for their vacation at Grandma's and made Grandma read nearly the whole book in the week they were there.
The fifty stories are short 2 or 3 page stories of famous persons, mostly real, a few fiction.
This book is a GREAT way to introduce important historical figures and a love of history to your children. This would be a great book for a dad to read to his child that would keep them all (dad included) interested.
5つ星のうち 5.0Fifty Famous Stories Retold2007/5/15
By K. Havard - (Amazon.com)
I have been reading these stories to my preschooler. She has such a adventurous spirit and loves stories of "heroes". This is a perfect collection to inspire true heroism while opening her mind to beautiful stories of Julius Caesar, King Alfred and others. Each story is short, but well told. I am very happy I bought this book.
5つ星のうち 5.0Interesting stories2006/11/10
By Carolyn - (Amazon.com)
This book is interesting to adults and children alike. Some stories are familiar, and some, though old stories, will be new to modern readers. It is an easy read and a nice read-aloud, also.
5つ星のうち 5.0An Excellent book for Homeschooling too!2006/9/10
By V. Wolfe - (Amazon.com)
I'm using this book for my 1st grade son as part of our home school program. The stories are short and quick to get through so you can have short lessons. These stories and figures are so often referred to our in literature, sayings and culture that it's a great book for children to read.
5つ星のうち 5.0Improve reading skills and historical knowledge.2007/1/11
By Lisel - (Amazon.com)
This book has many short stories that are written in such a way that students in my first grade class like to read this, despite the fact that it has no pictures. The stories help students appreciate and want to learn more about history. It's a very exciting book which keeps childrens attention and helps build reading skills.