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The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor


Susan Wise Bauer’s masterful narrative history of the ancient world for elementary-level readers. 338 pages.

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by Susan Wise Bauer

Ancient Times (5000 BC to 400 AD) 

History is a story. Isn’t it time you read it that way? 

This engaging guide presents world history in a narrative format.

What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi’s tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year old become the last emperor of Rome?

The Story of the World series has over 800,000 copies in print. Along with the Activity Book (click here to view), the Story of the World, Volume 1, provides an entire year of history, literature, and geography study. (History doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it happens in real places, so we put lots and lots of maps in our history books.)

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Peace Hill Press


Story of the World

Age Range

6 and Up

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