Ten Kings

Ten Kings

And the Worlds They Ruled

Book - 2002
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A biography of the ten most powerful kings in history shows how political leaders use and abuse power; shows how one person can alter the course of history; and includes studies of Hammurabi, Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Peter the Great, Mansa Musa, and Louis XIV.
Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439312936
Branch Call Number: 920.02 M496t 2002 CHILD
Characteristics: x, 132 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Andersen, Bethanne 1954-- Illustrator


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Apr 27, 2012

I borrowed this book from the library hoping to educate my children. But, unfortunatelly, this book is very poorely written, the author omitted many interesting facts about the mentioned kings, the book is really boring to read even for an adult ( mind you, I like history books), let alone a young child.
But the illustrator is even worse than the author, the pictures not only extremely crude, but the kings don't look like themselves in the least. Ok, it is hard to guess how Attila looked like, but there are plenty images of Louis XIV, Charlemagne and Peter The Great. Peter the Great even has a wax figure, not only numerous portraits and sculptures.
In our age of internet it is just ridiculous.
We did not finish the book, it is not worth reading.


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