If You Were Me and Lived In…Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived In…Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman
If You Were Me and Lived In…Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Children’s Illustrated Non-Fiction
Length: Short Story (41 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Age Recommendation: 3+
Review by: Stephanotis

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

I’ve always been a fan of Tudor history so this was a book I was eager to read. And I should point out that although these books are intended for children, I think adults will have fun reading them too.

They’re a concise look at periods in history and this one covers the times of Elizabeth I. This book was illustrated by Paula Tabor and her drawings really give a sense of what life was like in England during Elizabeth’s reign. Everything from the grand customs to the houses that were built. There’s even mention of how the term it’s raining cats and dogs came about.

As well as lots of fun facts, this like the others in the series has a great glossary and list of important people so children can explore the topic more.

I’d definitely put this one (and the others in the series) on the summer reading list for you and your children and/or grandchildren.

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