Dragon and the Raven HARDCOVER
From the captivating introductory question "Why study this stuff?" to the glorious full-color artwork representations to the sheer comprehensiveness of the coverage, I am enthralled with these books. Omnibus is Latin for "all encompassing; everything." The publishers couldn't have picked a better
First Semester Primary Books: Beowulf, Confessions, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Eusebius, The Church History, On the Incarnation of Our Lord, Rule of St. Benedict in English, The Song of Roland.
First Semester Secondary: The Dragon and the Raven, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Nine Tailors.
Second Semester Primary: The Bondage of the Will, The Canterbury Tales, The Divine Comedy, Inferno, History of the Kings of Britain, Macbeth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Second Semester Secondary: Henry V, King Richard III, The Return of the King, The Two Towers, Winning His Spurs.
Saxons and Danes fight for supremacy in England. A young Saxon takes part in the battles fought by King Alfred, is driven from his home, and resists the Danes. 238 pages.
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Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time periods (each aimed at a different grade level and designed to take one school year) which take students from creation to the present. The program originally had three parts: teacher's manual, history cards (an absolutely essential element of the curriculum) and a memory song on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is designed as a type of auditory time line. The history cards are fantastic! They have many interesting facets (the more you study them, the more you learn). The cards from the various time periods are color coded and numbered - there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards also relate to Bible history they have another color and another number. Each card has a picture (usually in full color) representing what it is about. For example, the card for Creation has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on the other cards are famous paintings as well. Each card has a
Adventure stories don't get any better than this! Plus, the reader is drinking in history without even trying! Even though G. A. Henty authored these books in the late 19th century, and the stories are set hundreds of years before that, the tales he tells are timeless. Bravery, chivalry, heroism, leadership, faithfulness, determination and wisdom abound in these reprints. In some of the stories, the advance or defense of Christianity is also an important part of the story. These books were originally written for boys, but anyone young or old who enjoys a good adventure story will want to read these. Available in hardbound, softcover and "featherweight" (mass market) editions.
Please note that we offer Henty books from two different publishers. We are listing them chronologically regardless of publisher. The hardcovers and softcovers differ in price between the publishers, so they are marked as being either Oregon Institute (O) or Library & Educational Services (L).
We also offer audios from two different companies. Please see descriptions for these products directly after all of the Henty novels.