The Story of the Romans is a soft-bound 8-1/2×11 inch book of 233 pages. There are 106 chapters, with each chapter consisting of about one and one half to two pages of text. The cover art is taken from The Murder of Caesar by Karl von Piloty.
What time period of history does this book cover?
The Story of the Romans opens with the first settlers of Italy some time after the dispersal of the peoples from the Tower of Babel rebellion in 2242 BC. It closes upon the fall of the Roman Empire of the West in 476 AD.
What stage / age of children is this book appropriate for?
This book, like all the others in Guerber’s history series, is meant for a child’s first introduction to the history of ancient Rome. It was written with second graders in mind, which is the age we recommend it is read (however, it still remains a child’s first introduction to history, no matter what age history study is begun). Depending on the individual child’s reading ability, it may or may not be too advanced for a second grader to read independently, but very appropriate for a history read-aloud for any children in the elementary grades. Although we encourage everyone to use the Guerber histories, including The Story of the Romans, with their children in the elementary grades, we have heard from many parents whose teens read these histories with great enthusiasm.
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