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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140711185X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407111858
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 1.3 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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A Kid's Review on 18 Oct. 2010
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I recommend this book because it is very funny but its also a very good way to learn about the history of The USA.As soon as my eyes hit the pages they would never come off the book,it was so good that I had read for the whole weekend.This book would have to be the best book I have ever read. I would recommend this book for 8-10 years old.So if you know someone that likes to read and would like to learn about The USA this book I would recommend for you to buy it for them. It is a good book for kids and to learn about the history in writing and sometimes cartoon pictures and a easy way for them to learn about the history in a fun way without them knowing.Thats why I would recommend this book.
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I am American and we lived in the UK for 5 years. Right after we first moved there, we bought our son the book, The Groovy Greeks. It kept him entertained through a nearly three hour bus ride and he kept going back to it, so we knew we'd found a winner. My son has enjoyed all of Terry Deary's books and still reads them even though he's 13 now. I'd recommend The USA because a lot of American history that American kids are taught in school is a lot of "America is the greatest country in the world" propaganda. This is, needless to say, less biased in that area without being too anti-American. More importantly, it's an interesting and amusing book so kids will want to read it. I wish these books were easier to find in the states.
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I like the series, they are funny and tell some of the lesser told parts of history.
One have to remember that they are written for 10-15 year old-ish.
the author have said that it is difficult not to write something wrong, because the first constants used to be considered the truth, but by the time the rest of the book had been written, those truths had been disproved.
Also a good theme in the books is that you shouldn't always believe what a historian have written, because the winner writes the history.
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Very interesting book. I bought it, along with Vicious Vikings, with the intention of giving it to a nine-year-old. I felt the vikings book was suitable, as it doesn't get into too many gory details, but still sparks an interest in adventuresome vikings as traders, explorers, and warlike people of their time. The US book is good too, but even reading it myself I was a bit overwhelmed by the massacres of native Americans and mass deaths of the civil war. For an older child I think this would be a good book, but I wouldn't recommend for nine-year-old. Stories of brutal deaths of infants and cannibalism were a bit too graphic. I understand the necessity of making history vivid and real, but this seemed a bit too graphic for that age group. Would recommend for early teens.
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Terry Deary has done it again, offering a book with lots of interesting facts in, gory stuff and humour to go with it. If there is ever an author that you look forward to reading it is Terry Deary who is master at knowing when you should be serious or funny and how to please his readers, not bogging his books down with tedious history dates and text-book history. Another brilliant book from a brilliant author. This book includes even more humour, interesting and gory facts and things that not even your history teacher would know!
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Arrived quick and had a quick glance as it's for our son's Christmas and he's into these books and have bought a few more so will keep him busy for a few days lol, definitely worth it and arrived early
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This book was amazing definitely would recommend. Loved every minute of it, did not want to put it down when going to school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It was full facts and jokes that was very interesting. You should totally read it !!!!!!&!
Read the book it is spectacular.
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