Corporate Author: History Channel The Young Investigators Guide to Ancient Cultures 105 pgs. Roaring Brook Press, 2015. $14.99 “NONFICTION”
features everything a YA reader would want to know about Aliens from the ground
up. It goes into a plethora of theories, conspiracies, and wild ideas. Topics
range from hard to explain Archeology, intriguing historical events and facts,
to Crystal skulls, to Atlantis, to the origin of gods, and more. Includes large
pages with bright photography.
me wrong I liked reading this book, it’s a fun and interesting read. But I
found myself groaning at various theories and rolling my eyes at some of the
far-etched explanations. As an adult I have a grain of salt to read this book
with, I know that when this book says they don’t know how the Egyptian pyramids
were built (or why), that is not a true statement. But young readers may not
have taken two rounds of college level ancient history like I did, they may
think that some of the things in the book are solid fact. Parents may not like
the idea it puts out there that the various gods of religions were actually
alien visitors of the past. There were some very interesting archeology tidbits
in this book, now I wish I could read a whole book of unexplained archeology. The historical connections and religious talk would be a bit over the head of an potential elementary reader.
MS, HS –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.