|Thrifty guide to Ancient Greece : a handbook for time travelers (Handbook for time travelers)|
Author: Stokes, Jonathan W.
[Book 3] Time machine travelers are provided with maps, reviews of places and attractions, tips on who to have lunch with in ancient Greece, and other facts.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.90
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 503695
Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2018 This irreverent introduction to ancient Greece answers “the buzzing swarm of questions with the flyswatter of information.” Part of the Thrifty Guide series, it is presented as a travel book for time travelers, written under the direction of Finn Greenquill, CEO and Overlord of Time Corp. Beginning in Athens and Sparta, and finishing with Alexander the Great and the eventual fall of ancient Greece, there is a lot of information packed into these sometimes snarky pages. Sidebars highlight notable Greeks to lunch with, lost treasures to snag, epithets to avoid (“the Great” is so passé), and faux Yelp-like profiles of places such as the Oracle of Delphi and the Spartan barracks. Specifically, the book emphasizes the fact that while the ancient Greeks might be long gone, their legacy is enduring. Fans of the Addison Cooke series, also authored by Stokes, will recognize the madcap derring-do that marks the writing and makes this history book anything but dry. Final two-color artwork is not seen. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.