If You Were Me and Lived In…Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

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.


If You Were Me and Lived In…Ancient Greece is the perfect introduction to life in Ancient Greece for kids! It covers everything from lifestyles, to the architecture, to the famous historians born in Greece, to even the vast array of gods and goddesses.

The story is written in easy to follow sentences and has many interaction questions, making it a wonderful read-aloud to either large groups of children or one child who really loves to learn.

The illustrations correspond perfectly to the words and paint a fabulous picture of what life might have looked like in Ancient Greece in addition to what it looks like now. There are even several pages dedicated to defining the gods and goddesses of Greece and what roles they played in “history”, according to the beliefs of the Greek. Also a few Greek words are featured in addition to a lengthy glossary of all the words not defined immediately as the story progresses.

So in conclusion of If You Were Me and Lived In…Ancient Greece, I give it a full 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to homeschooling moms with kids under 10 years old, as well as preschool and/or early elementary teachers.

Rated: * * * * *

Series: If Your Me and Lived In…Ancient Times series; 1 of 4