Story of Greece/Story of Rome
Providing an enticing supplement to traditional history books, these titles put the “story” in “history”. The development of each nation is told through a series of chronological stories divided into short 2-8-page chapters. As the intention is to not only educate, but to captivate children, the chapters are a mixture of fact and legend; known and unknown are woven together into compelling narratives focused on important characters, epic battles, deceptions, and great deeds. The writing style is best described as “contemporary narrative” with simple sentences, concise dialogue, and a pleasant sprinkle of contextual info. This structure and reading level is geared toward a middle school and junior high audience, but are well-suited as tales told to a slightly younger age group.