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The only guidebook you need for your next time travel vacation! The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: * How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? * Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? * What do I do if I The only guidebook you need for your next time travel vacation! The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: * How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? * Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? * What do I do if I'm being attacked by an army of one million Persians? This two-color book is filled with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions (Don't miss the first-ever Olympics!), and tips on who to have lunch with (Alexander the Great and his horse, Bucephalus, naturally). If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need.


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The only guidebook you need for your next time travel vacation! The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: * How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? * Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? * What do I do if I The only guidebook you need for your next time travel vacation! The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: * How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? * Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? * What do I do if I'm being attacked by an army of one million Persians? This two-color book is filled with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions (Don't miss the first-ever Olympics!), and tips on who to have lunch with (Alexander the Great and his horse, Bucephalus, naturally). If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need.

52 review for The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece : A Handbook for Time Travelers by Jonathan W. Stokes, illustrated by Xavier Bonet, 114 pages. NON FICTION Viking (Penguin), 2018. $14. Language: PG (3 swears, 0 'F'); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG BUYING ADVISORY: MS - ESSENTIAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH In the year 2164 time travel is possible and the technology is owned by Finn Greenquill, a money hungry entrepreneur. This is the travel guide provided by Time Corp for ancient Greece. Travelers are introduced to The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece : A Handbook for Time Travelers by Jonathan W. Stokes, illustrated by Xavier Bonet, 114 pages. NON FICTION Viking (Penguin), 2018. $14. Language: PG (3 swears, 0 'F'); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG BUYING ADVISORY: MS - ESSENTIAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH In the year 2164 time travel is possible and the technology is owned by Finn Greenquill, a money hungry entrepreneur. This is the travel guide provided by Time Corp for ancient Greece. Travelers are introduced to the major cities of Athens, and Sparta; they participate in the historic battles of Thermopulae and Salamis; they learn about the Greek gods, the philosophers, playwrights, mathematicians, and, if they survive, they will see the fall of the Greek Empire to the Romans Includes information on the Oracle of Delphi, the 7 wonders of the world, hairstyles, fashion, and food. You learn about Zeus and Athena, the Olympics (how to win a marathon) who and what to avoid when in battle and so much more. This humorous, illustrated travel guide is so fun to read! This is the third, after the American Revolution and Ancient Rome. I love recommending this series - it makes history so much fun. Includes a bibliography for the serious scholar. Lisa Librarian https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2018...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    Copy provided by the publisher Another in this series (Ancient Rome and Revolutionary War), which is lighthearted and fun. I appreciate that it covers a lot of social history and offers much information about how people lived. There is a lot of information here, from various famous people to food, clothing, and daily life. As a former Latin teacher with a minor in Ancient Greek, I found that I didn't like it as much because the lighthearted tone made me question whether or not the information was Copy provided by the publisher Another in this series (Ancient Rome and Revolutionary War), which is lighthearted and fun. I appreciate that it covers a lot of social history and offers much information about how people lived. There is a lot of information here, from various famous people to food, clothing, and daily life. As a former Latin teacher with a minor in Ancient Greek, I found that I didn't like it as much because the lighthearted tone made me question whether or not the information was true or whether it was being included to make a joke. The organization of this could have been a bit more linear; it felt like it jumped from topic to topic. I will probably buy it, because students have enjoyed the other two books, but for some reason I personally didn't enjoy this as much.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ginny

    Oh my goodness! What a surprise! I have an ARC of this book courtesy of Follett. My focus is high school, but they sent this to me so I gave it a look. Could hardly put it down. I learned so much about Ancient Greece. It brought together what had formerly been bits and flashes, and it was so fun! Sure, some of the humor was corny, but I didn’t mind. Very well put together. I might actually buy other books in the series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    I can't tell you how much I love this series! Very tongue in cheek, but the information is accurate, fast-paced, exciting and sometimes gross. I'm recommending these to every middle school kid who will listen. Great job Stokes and Bonet. Full my full review, visit http://kissthebook.blogspot.com CHECK IT OUT!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Janis

    It’s fun, it’s funny, and it’s great history! I loved this profile of ancient Greece, a new offering in Viking’s Thrifty Guide series for middle-grade kids. Stokes and illustrator Bonet did a terrific job of making history irresistible to young readers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Calinda

    Fun history book for kids and younger teens (and the young at heart). See my full review here: http://www.compassbookratings.com/rev...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Not quite as funny as the first two, but still an excellent and entertaining way to introduce the history of Ancient Greece.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aeicha

    This rollicking, truly one-of-a-kind guide book to ancient Greece aims to make history fun and absolutely succeeds! Laugh-out-loud funny, genuinely educational, and full of fascinating history, I enjoyed every clever moment of this book and look forward to reading more books in the series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  10. 5 out of 5

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    Dave Sloan

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    Nicole

    Excellent read for 4th-8th graders (depending on reading level) while learning history

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    Dylan

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