If You Were Me and Lived in Ancient Greece by @CarolePRoman #bookreview #kidlit #Greece

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Title: If You Were Me and Lived in… Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time Book 1)

Author: Carole P. Roman (Author), Mateya Arkova (Illustrator)

Genre: Children’s Picture Books, History


Book Blurb:

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.


My Review:

Ever wonder what life was like in Ancient Greece? Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman tackles this question and more in this brand-new series of children’s books for older children (8-12). She’s taking us on a voyage to 350 B. C. in her time machine and as the reader, we get to tag along. Some of the topics include:









Family structure


I was fascinated by the sheer amount of history included in this book. I felt transported back in time and even learned a few things. When I was younger, I hated history because it sounded so boring. If I had read Roman’s book back then, it would’ve peaked my interest. She has a gift for making even the most mundane things appear thought-provoking and even exciting.


The best part was her introduction to the Greek gods and goddesses. Each page offers a paragraph explaining what each god/goddess represents along with a colorful illustration. I’m a huge fan of Greek Mythology and I loved her descriptions.


If you’re teaching your child history or trying to get your son/daughter excited about Ancient Greece, pick up this book right now. Roman also has valuable resources on her blog including coloring sheets and lesson plans. Best book she’s written to date!


Favorite Quote:

“Ancient Greece created the foundation for many modern western societies, from legal and government systems to cultural features like literature and philosophy, as well as the Olympics.”


My Rating:  5+ stars


Buy it now:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Greece-Introduction-Civilizations-Throughout-ebook/dp/B01DFTM49C


Author Biography:

Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born.”Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in… was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.



Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.



Her new non fiction series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico” has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca’s Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in …France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in…France for best in children’s non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.



Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.


Social Media Links:

Website http://caroleproman.com/


Blog http://caroleproman.blogspot.ca/


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CarolePRomanAwardWinningAuthorAndBooks


Twitter https://twitter.com/caroleproman


Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/caroleproman/


Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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