Well, I'm getting a little behind in my reading updates. We've just about gone thru this pile, plus another two. Eek. So here's our update. We finished our studies on ancient Greece, which means we also finished reading The Wanderings of Odysseus. I must admit we skipped a few chapters, and I summarized a few others. We were ready to move on and, well, I was tired of hearing myself say Odysseus and Trojans and Helen of the Fair Cheeks. I was ready to move on to gladiators, Caesar, Cleopatra...and togas.
So we are studying ancient Rome now. And the girls have been enjoying a series called You Wouldn't Want to be a...Roman Gladiator, Greek Slave, Cleopatra, etc. A whole series of books that are cartoonish, yet informative and easy enough for multiple ages to understand. My older gal reads them to the younger gal and they talk about the topics, ask questions and find it silly and interesting. My older gypsy is also currently reading (among other things) a book called See You Later, Gladiator. Which is another history series. We'll see how she likes it. They enjoy reading myths and legends so we've read thru quite a few Greek myth books, Roman myth books, Aesop's Fables, etc. (a few are pictured above).