Sunday, January 1, 2017

If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova [Review & Giveaway - 10 Winners]

My thoughts: In her new Social Studies series featuring ancient cultures and history, the author expands the amount of information to roughly 70 pages in each book. In her book on Ancient China: The Han Dynasty there are 76 pages of information gently presented to the young child so they can delve into a time and culture that is perhaps quite foreign to them.

Softly illustrated by Mateya Arkova, the pages tell the story of how life was during the Han Dynasty of China. Did you know that only the Emperor could wear yellow? The Emperor also decreed that families raise chickens so they could have them at meals. Also, there was a special nook in the kitchen for the kitchen god.

I previously reviewed the following books in this Time Travel History Series. You can read my reviews here: Renaissance Italy, Ancient Greece, Elizabethan England, The Middle AgesThe American West,

About the book: Travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history with author Carole P. Roman in her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient China, the clothes you wore, what your name could be, and what children in the Han Dynasty 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.
1st: Winner gets entire set of History Time Travel Series
2nd: 9 Winners receive a copy of Ancient China
Begins January 2, 2017
ENDS January 23, 2017 @ 12:01 a.m. EST
Open to USA addresses only
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the author to facilitate this review of my honest opinions for which I was not compensated. Winner's prize copy is provided by and sent directly to the winner by the author.


  1. 1. Ancient China would be very interesting for the beautiful artworks. 2. But it would be hard to live in a repressive imperial regime.

  2. I would have hated having an Emperor who was apparently a RULER in the worst sense but being in an atmosphere of such beautiful art and wonderful talent would certainly have been inspiring!
    Thanks for your great giveaway!
    Happy New Year!!

  3. I found the mention of the Kitchen Gods interesting. I would find it hard to live under their government.

  4. I would have a hard time adjusting to the type of clothing worn, and how their government is run also. But would be lovely to visit and see for sure.

  5. I would not be able o adjust to the food or the way of life in China.

  6. The clothing in Ancient China would be hard for me to get used to and not being allowed to wear yellow. I would love the artwork though since my daughter is an artist.
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  7. I'd checked out these books, but held out buying for a little later, they sound wonderfully interesting!


  8. We'll be reading this one in a few weeks for school! Looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week! Always a pleasure to have you!

  9. (1) It's great that school was free, but (2) what a tragedy it was that girls weren't allowed to go to school -- as a strong believer in education for girls and boys, that would be the hardest thing to accept.


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