G is for Gladiator: An Ancient Rome Alphabet

 
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According to Roman legend, what famous twins were raised by a she-wolf? Who wrote the epic poem, The Aeneaid? What famous leader brought law and stability, yet was stabbed to death by a group of senators? Life in ancient Rome was certainly not for the faint of heart! In G is for Gladiator: An Ancient Rome Alphabet, readers are given an A-Z introduction to ancient Rome, including its social, political, and civil customs and practices. Husband-and-wife writing team Debbie and Michael Shoulders explore topics such as Roman law, architecture, mythology, and of course, the ultimate "fight club" (gladiatorial combat). From the relaxed surroundings of the public baths to the rigid codes of the military legions, Rome's ancient civilization is unveiled. Colorful, entertaining artwork from Victor Juhasz, the illustrator of Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet, brings it all to vivid life. Debbie and Michael Shoulders also coauthored D is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet. Debbie teaches middle school and reviews children's literature. An educator for 30 years, Mike now writes and travels year-round, championing literacy. He has written 10 books for Sleeping Bear Press. They live in Clarksville, Tennessee. Victor Juhasz's books include R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet and D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet. His work appears regularly in many major magazines and newspapers including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Victor lives in Stephentown, New York.

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Specifications

  • Dewey: 937
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585364572): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 03/26/2010
  • PDF (9781585365753): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 06/29/2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781627534369): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Subject: Language Arts

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
  • ATOS Reading Level: 7.0
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 136951
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Contributors

Author: Michael Shoulders

Having been involved in education for more than 30 years, Dr. Michael Shoulders travels extensively, visiting schools and speaking at conferences across the country. In addition to authoring the companion title, Say Daddy!, he has written several books for Sleeping Bear Press, including G is for Gladiator: An Ancient Rome Alphabet. Mike lives in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Author: Debbie Shoulders

Debbie Shoulders has been an educator for many years, and currently teaches computer technology. She also writes a weekly column about new children’s books for her local newspaper.

Illustrator: Victor Juhasz

A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, Victor Juhasz began illustrating in 1974 while still a student and has been working nonstop ever since. His humorous illustrations and caricatures have been commissioned by major magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, and book publishers both national and international, and his clients include Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and GQ. Victor lives with his family in Averill Park, New York.