I ran across this series at the local library. I'd never heard of it before but I certainly enjoyed You Wouldn't Want to Be in Alexander the Great's Army!: Miles You'd Rather Not March. It is aimed at 4th - 8th grade, depending on the reading level.
The cartoonish characters are fun, the history is accurate, although limited. That's okay, it is intended to be an introduction to the topic, not a graduate thesis. The nice thing about it is that it shows that history is not "boring." It is full of fascinating stories.
My only complaint about the book is the map. There is one, in the front. I think there should be one for every topic to show where Alexander is moving his men too now!
I would gladly include this book in any 4th-8th grade classroom library.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
Reviewed on June 2, 2009.
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