If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient China 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.


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 Viking Europe, and what children in the Han Dynasty 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.


Another accurate, well written and very well illustrated (illustrations done by Mateya Arkova) book by Carole Roman for kids of all ages. If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient China obviously goes over the history and activities in ancient China in easy to read sentences and some interactive questions.

Though this book is easy to read, it does contain many vocabulary words as well as some Chinese words and phrases to be learned. The glossary in the back of the book makes these vocabulary words and foreign words easy to define for both the teacher and the kids.

The pages do tend to get a little long, making it very possible to lose the kids’ attention, but it isn’t so long to need to be picked on. All in all, If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient China is a great addition to the “…Ancient Times” series and would be great for schools. I give it 4 out 5 stars.

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Rated: * * * *

Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient Times series; no particular order

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