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Ten Kings and the Worlds They Ruled

Ten Kings and the Worlds They Ruled

Spring 2002 Non-Fiction
Ages: 9 - 12 yrs.
Author: Milton Meltzer
Illustrator: Bethanne Andersen
ISBN: 0-439-31293-0
Hardcover Price: $21.95
Review:
Beginning with Hammurabi, who reigned in Mesopotamia from 1792 - 1750 B.C., the author roams chronologically and geographically through history, writing about some of the most powerful kings ever known. Identifying this work as a book about power, Meltzer writes of the backgrounds that shaped these kings and how they wielded their power for the common good-- or not. (Usually not.) With dramatic, full-page oil portraits of these kings, along with smaller maps of their realms, each essay is clear, informative and imbued with Meltzer's inquiring mind.
Kemie Nix   ©2002 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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