Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
The Roman Army

The Roman Army

Fall 2004 Non-Fiction
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Dyan Blacklock
Illustrator: David Kennett
ISBN: 0802788971
Hardcover Price: $17.95
The Roman Empire lasted from 27 BC to 476 AD; its longevity a result of its military might. The discipline, training, equipment, and skillful organization of huge numbers of Roman soldiers held the enormous empire together. The illustrations show the uniforms, armor, and weapons of the various ranks. The details in this book are to be savored.

While this complex book holds enormous allure to budding military historians, its appeal will resonate with general audiences as well. The clear text, the clarity of the comprehensive illustrations create a fascinating look at the Roman Empire.

Kemie Nix   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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