Four books from the first half of world history. Travel with Theras as he gets to know more about the differences between Athens and Sparta. Watch Catherine skillfully evade marriage to a host of rotten suitors in Medieval England. Listen to Eleanor of Aquitaine tell of her royal adventures. And grow with Manolo, son of the greatest bullfighter in Spain, as he wrestles with outside pressures and inner preferences. An excellent set of books to accompany Sonlight G, or for any reader doing the early years of a classical sequence.
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Son of the greatest bullfighter in Spain, Manolo Olivar wonders whether he should go along with the townspeople's plans for him to follow in his father's footsteps. At the moment of truth, he makes his decision.
The story of Eleanor of Aquitaine waiting in heaven for her husband, King Henry II, to join her. She meets up with some old friends who reminisce about her amazing life in the Middle Ages when she was the wife of two kings and the mother of two others.
"Catherine Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman is the humorous diary of a spirited 14-year old girl in 13th century England. Her father wants to marry her off to the richest suitor available, but Catherine has other plans and finds many creative ways to repulse her many suitors.
A young boy in fifth-century Greece was raised in Athens and then separated from his family and forced to live in Sparta. This book includes danger, adventure, courage and triumph.