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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Soldier!

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Soldier!

by David Stewart Illustrated by David Antram
The year is AD 98. You are a soldier named Marcus. You joined the Roman Army at the age of 18. This is a really big deal since you have to sign up for 25 years. You take an oath and are given your uniform. You receive your training in Rome. There you learn to fight. You train by running, wrestling, riding horses, and swimming. After your training you are posted to different places, as a soldier's life is always a busy one. You have victorious moments but there are also hard times, too. This job involved lots of travel and pretty disgusting living conditions. You just might decide that you wouldn't want to be a Roman soldier.

Series Information

This delightful series brings something unusual to the study of history: humor. The You Wouldn't Want to... series revels in the darker side of life in ancient times. The reader is on center stage as he or she gets a tour through life as a slave, warrior, explorer, and even a mummy! Hilarious illustrations, captions, and sidebars leave no doubt that you simply wouldn't want to be there.

Series Features

Perfect resource for reluctant readers with:

• humor and history tied to curriculum
• entertaining sidebars to pique reader's curiosity
• comprehensive glossary to support content
• index to make navigating subject matter easier
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading

About the Author and Illustrator

David Stewart
David Antram

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