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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    The spine is cheap looking compared to the awesome volumes for season 8. I want they kept them looking the same. Otherwise, the comic stories themselves are awesome and I highly recommend reading them.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    I have always been a Buffy fan and these comics just take the cake. I love that the story lines will continue to grow and develop. They will be able to go in more depth with each hero than the present ever could. That being said I miss the present greatly!

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    When people said the production quality was high, I expected a nice binding and the hardback part. Its the pages themselves - I wouldnt even call them paper! They are thick, very glossy (in a amazing way) and frankly each page looks more like a film poster than a comic. These books are a work of art. The volumes themselves, in addition to being bound and covered in an outstanding manner, are simply bigger than a regular comic page - each page is an wonderful joy to read. I also did not expect to have some gift material provided, such as a section at the end featuring all the cover art of the original books (each HC volume covers 10 issues). I cant wait for 3 and 4! I was debating picking them up piecemeal since the HC 3 and HC 4 are a bit aways as i write this, and Season 9 is already underway, but theres no doubt now - I will wait for these collectible treasures, not spend money on the regular issues.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    The BTVS Season 8 hardcover serves as both library piece and potential blunt instrument. The heavy tome (almost as huge as any ABSOLUTE SANDMAN edition) would easily be at home in the oversize shelf with other art books typically not of the comic book persuasion. Still, for $20 you obtain your money's worth: fine, sturdy pages of marvelous sheen and lots of extras. my only contention with it is that for a book as physically BIG as this one, I had hoped there would be at least 2 more problems in it. Instead, those problems have been spread over 2 other volumes, probably for extra ill, that's a minor gripe and has nothing to do with the quality of the book itself. It's a worthwhile purchase and I'm convinced that $10 of your cash went to making the spine for the darn thing.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    I have been a fan of Dark Horse's library editions, so I waited for these and I wasn't disappointed! They deliver again with high quality printing, perfect binding, and a lovely dust jacket. They also contain a ribbon bookmark. This is a well-made for the content. I enjoyed the content, but not quite as much as some of the other Buffy comics. It was good, but it wasn't quite great. It's well worth reading, especially since it leads up to the next volume, which was r the price, this is an awesome value. High quality, amazing content, looks amazing on the shelf.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    Awesome! Loved it!

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    When I preordered this, I thought it would be a standard trade paperback size collection with hardcover binding. I did not realize that it would be a full-sized library edition. I actually prefer the high-quality durable paper and the larger size of the book! It's not something you'll take to read on a flight or anything, but for a quality home collection this is a amazing investment.If storage zone is a concern, I advise going with the trade paperback editions instead. However, if you wish a large, durable hardcover, this is well worth the for the quality of the story, well, if you're looking at this you're probably already a Buffy fan. Suffice it to say, this is the official continuation of the Buffy series, just in a various medium. Whedon's plotting and writing remains intact, and he has been involved in the creative process and selection of all the other writers on the series. It definitely feels authentic as a continuation of the TV series, only without budget and filming scope restrictions. :) It's a bit jarring at first with the time jump betwen the end of Buffy Season 7 and the begin of Season 8, but the interim storyline is filled in gradually much the method Whedon's squad did with the television present when there were season jumps there as ry, very good, and I can't wait for the next hardcover to release!

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    If you still miss the present and the characters; Joss continued it in comic form. It is a bit more fanciful than the TV present but the spirit is there. The Library Editions are high quality huge format collections of the individual comic runs. The Library Editions have been released a year or two after the initial comic release. They are excellent for fresh or old fans to catch up or compliment the collector. As of this review 1/2015 they just released the Library Edition Season 9 volume 1.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    I almost gave this four stars because I'm a small peeved I have to wait months until the next library edition comes out! No, but seriously, this was really good. While I enjoyed season 8, things got a little...strange? A lot strange, actually. This felt more like a return to the Buffy series we know and love. Of course, the edition itself is amazing, and I adore all of the additional sketches and all.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    Amazing quality! Larger than the single comic pages and thicker. Love the built in bookmark~

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    I'm in love. I loved Buffy when I was a kid, I was sad when both Buffy and angel ended. I wanted to know more. But I never knew they continued the story in comic form until recently. I've been thinking about getting this book for a while. I finally decided to purchase it and I'm really glad I did. The book itself is very well made. I love the size of it. It makes the art so much prettier! I'm surprised of the price honestly. The writing is related to the show. The characters stick real to the live action counterparts. I'm so satisfied and il be buying more of the volumes soon.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    It's higher quality than I imagined and captures the essence of the show. This is a part of my permanent library that I love returning to.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    I'm so glad Season 9 is finally available in the library edition! The first volume, anyway. I enjoyed Season 8- the story, the art, and the attractive presentation it got in these library editions. If you liked Season 8, or at least wanted to like it, I'd definitely recommend continuing with the E BOOK: Lovely as usual! Dust jacket and cover art both look great, ribbon bookmark is still there, and the huge format really brings the comic to life. The art is gorgeous, though I was sad to see fewer covers by Jo Chen than there were in Season 8. Fresh characters are consistently drawn and for the most part simple to identify and distinguish. Likenesses of the main cast are great- but for the odd exception of Dawn. I was only able to easily recognize her when she was paired with Xander. Maybe it's something about Michelle Trachtenberg's face that George Jeanty struggles with, because the likeness is often just not there. In some panels she is totally unrecognizable. Karl Moline seems to do a bit e goodies (rough/preliminary sketches) in the back are nice, although there's a bit less breakdown on the artistic process; I suppose because the basics were already covered in Season 8. Seems like those comments were written by Jeanty himself, (which I loved) while the ones in this volume were clearly written by someone else as they are method more impersonal and don't have the same depth. As an artist myself I'm beautiful bummed about that, I loved getting more insight into the comic book process. If the artistic commentary was the only reason you were considering getting the library edition (if perhaps you already own the paperbacks) I'd advise you to skip it this time. Hopefully we'll obtain more in-depth commentary from Jeanty or Moline in the next E STORY: I'm really digging the direction they're going in Season 9 so far. I'm reading it solely in the library format, so I don't know how it ends yet. I've heard rumors about this Season being more grounded in the "real world" (whatever that means on Buffy) but there's certainly no lack of mystical story elements! I felt they were handled quite well so far, but of course the build up is always easier than the pay-off. There's nothing quite as unbelievable as the settings and monsters we got in Season 8, but there are some solid supporting characters that I hope to see obtain more development. It was really amazing to see some old characters from the present who haven't yet created an appearance in the comic. Hero moments were satisfying, but I'd love to see some more in the next volume, perhaps between characters other than Buffy, Spike and Willow. Looks like there's some (very light) foreshadowing of relationship problem for Xander and Dawn up ahead....Avoid spoiling yourself if you can! I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the next volume.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    I LOVE BUFFY!! I am not ashamed to say it. The novels pick up where the present left off so it feels like it never stopped. Thank you Joss for continuing this series.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    If you are a long time Buffy fan and you haven't actually read these Season 8 comics before, like myself, I recommend you pick them up. The collection is perfect and really took me back to the show. It also adds in lots of fresh stuff, which keeps it all fresh.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    Bought this for my wife, who is a large Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. The artwork is nice and the quality of the graphic novel is good. However, my wife felt that the characters in the comic didn't really match up to the ones she was familiar with in the show.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    Opening stage is priceless, and there are a few more like that. There's a few fresh characters that seem interesting but I always have a issue getting into fresh characters that weren't introduced in the television show. I tend to give them very related voices in my head so they don't stand out as much but there's the same solid hero development that I love in this series and classic awkward delicious humor. Excited for the next one:) There's a certain fresh hero that never gets to say a word to Buffy and I search that very weird but I'm sure it will be remedied in the next one. Buffy and Spike, no info but I like how they've been developed here. Without spoiling anything I don't know how to go on but it was a amazing read, anyone else who can't seem to forget about these characters and move on with their fictional appetite is sure to enjoy:P

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    The story is still top notch buffyness. The only negative was that the spine is a bit weaker then the other library editions. Also the packaging still has something left to be desired. My book had a dent in the top corner.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    This has to be one of the most well-made books I've ever come across. It has a high-quality, sewn binding; a nice ribbon bookmark; illustrated boards; a attractive dust jacket; and glossy, oversized pages that are nice and thick. The fact that they're selling this book for the same price as a normal black-and-white, text-only hardcover blows my mind. It's not even much more than what they charge for trade-size paperbacks these days. That's unreal. I've seen very expensive, limited edition books that aren't half as nice as this thing.If you're a fan of Buffy or comics or just books in general, you're going to love this collection. I plan on picking up the rest of the series as soon as possible.[Note: In the attached images, I had already wrapped the dust jacket in a protective mylar cover, which is why it's so reflective, and the image with the Locke & Key comic is there just to present how much larger the collection is than a standard comic.]

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 [Book]  2018-7-15 18:0

    My girlfriend is a large fan of the Buffy show, but not a very huge fan of comics... whatsoever. In an attempt to remedy this situation, I bought her this. Turns out it was the excellent solution as she loves reading it, which tells me most hardcore Buffy fans will love it whether they generally like the comic format or e book itself is oversized, which is nice as it makes the art/words that much easier to read and appreciate (which is amazing for comic n00bs as well, and a gift for anyone who already loves them)BUY IT.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    Did you know mortar and pestle have been used beginning in prehistoric times? Might have looked a bit various from what we use now but certainly advantageous in preparing foods that must have been beautiful tough. Need some fresh ideas about blending ingredients? Amazing recipes and ideas plus ways to prepare things that will become ingredients in other things comprise about half the pages. Wish a small background in what and how things were created to become more than food? This is the book.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    I have over 100 cookbooks (including Waters, Ottolenghi, Bittman, Tanis, Madison, Nosrat, Clark) and this is absolutely one of my very favorites of all time!!!! Such a humble small tome filled with history and recipes from all over the globe for the most primitive and ancient of kitchen appliances; the mortar and pestle. Simple, well-written, honest, well organized. Encyclopedic in its range of information. Truly a gem worthy of five stars!

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    This is a nice small book that gives the history of the mortar and pestle, how to choose and care for one and lots of recipes for mixing in one. There are more than you might expect and contain sauces like aioli, pesto, pad thai and peanut. It also has all kinds of curry recipes, spice mixes and cooking pastes - like almond paste, chile paste, ere are recipes for marinades and compound tells you how to extract oils from different herbs and seeds and even how to mix up lotions, potions, unguents, poultices and more. It gave me lots more things to do with my mortar and pestle than I had imagined.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    This is a amazing small addition to my cooking took chest. Helped me to search various and better ways of cooking.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    Gave this book as a bonus with a mortar and pestle and the recipes are fantastic. Special and classics that are a amazing companion to any kitchen repertoire.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    I got this and a Mortar and Pestle for my husband, for Christmas. He's a total foodie. The recipes are great, with fairly amazing instructions. It also discusses the various kinds of Mortar and Pestles, and the history behind them. The recipes begin on page 17, and go all the method to the end of the book (slightly more than 100 pages). It's a amazing small book to begin off with, if you're fresh to grinding your own herb and spice concoctions.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    amazing history of the mortar and pestle as well as a amazing dozens of recipes and how-to's. I bought one for myself as well as one for a gift. I would recommend it if this is your first entry into using a mortar and pestle.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    This small book is chock-full of interesting info about mortar and pestles from ancient times to now. There are a lot of fascinating recipes for unguents/salves included. This book explains how to correctly use a mortar and pestle, and contains the names used in different countries. This book is altogether more interesting and handier than expected. Recommended.

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    My husband and I have been working to become more self-sufficient. I got this along with a mortar and pestle. We LOVE this book! So much information! Can’t wait to expand our knowledge base with the rest of the collection! If you are looking to go more natural, I would definitely recommend this! I look forward to putting this to amazing use!

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    Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume 1 []  2020-12-20 21:23

    I’ve created all the recipes in her and people think I’m a chef. Laugh out loud. Love their book

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    The book is useable as there is a tear in the cover and creasing pages.

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    Required for college

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    Excelente way to rent books

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    Collegecourse

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    Amazing condition & price. A life saver!

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    Quick shipping, fresh book.

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    The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Shorter Fourth Edition) (Vol. Volume 1) []  2020-8-18 19:55

    I guess i have to say this a amazing book for your globe lit class. It sucks but whatever

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    Camping And Woodcraft Volume 1 - The Expanded 1916 Version (Legacy Edition): The Deluxe Masterpiece On Outdoors Living And Wilderness Travel (Library of American Outdoors Classics) []  2020-11-30 20:4

    Amazing read and essential information

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    Camping And Woodcraft Volume 1 - The Expanded 1916 Version (Legacy Edition): The Deluxe Masterpiece On Outdoors Living And Wilderness Travel (Library of American Outdoors Classics) []  2020-11-30 20:4

    This is an perfect version, not a image copy.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    Sometimes you have to listen to your kids. I’d never heard of Dark Horse’s UMBRELLA ACADEMY until my daughter mentioned one day she’d like to read it. So I saw it at my local comic and picked it up for her. She still hasn’t read it yet, but I thought it looked interesting, so I gave it a go. And I’m glad I eated and written by Gerard Method with art by Gabriel Ba, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY is based on the idea that one day, thirty years ago, forty-three kids were born at the same time, a lot of of them to women who had no idea they were pregnant. All but seven of these mysterious kids died. Those seven were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, “world-renowned scientist and wealthy entrepreneur.” When asked why he chose to adopt the children, he answered, “To save the world, of course.”Hargreeves trained the kids and raised them to be super heroes as each was endowed with a unique power of their own--all but one, number 7, Vanya, who appeared to be completely ordinary in every way. The kids created their debut ten years later when the Eiffel Tower, under the control of zombie-robot Gustave Eiffel, attacked. The kids ended the reign of terror and their legend was born.Flash forward twenty years and the kids haven’t spoken to each other in a while, each going off to live their own variation on “a life.”They only reconvene at their old home for Hargreeves’s funeral. And the old rivalries return. Unfortunately, they must set aside their differences because now, after so long, is the thing they’ve waited for so long. The globe is about to end and the kids of the Umbrella Academy must save is first volume, “Apocalypse Suite”, collects the original six-issue run of the series in one book and it’s definitely worth picking up if you like comics, humor, science fiction, fantasy, absurdity … basically, if you like anything at all, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY is going to create you smile.Way’s writing is like the work of someone who’s been writing comics all his life. His pacing, his use of dialogue and flashbacks and captions and suspense, it’s all there. While the book focuses primarily on only a few of the members, everyone is developed enough that you obtain a feel for who and what they are in the grand scheme, and Method even manages to use what’s NOT said in helping to establish enough background detail that we can fill in the blanks and make an entire backstory for them.I can only imagine how entertaining the script alone must have been for artist Gabriel Ba, who also shines here.His sense of drama and tension and panel layout all coalesce into this excellent thing that grabs your attention and sweeps you along, and before you know it, you’re looking at the latest page wondering how the hell did I read that so fast? And why does it have to be over?I wasn’t expecting much going into this book, to be honest. I know she mentioned it, but didn’t really elaborate and I only got it because I spoil her, but I’m glad she did because I really feel my general well of knowledge is improved by having experienced THE UMBRELLA only want is that more people got it. I know this book’s got dozens of amazing reviews, but I’ve read a few negative ones that create me wonder if they read the same book I did, because this created excellent sense to me, it created me laugh, it created me feel, and it shocked and surprised me a lot of times. For me, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Apocalypse Suite is 100% recommended.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    I don’t know which log I slept under for this long because ONE OF THE BEST COMICS OUT THERE PEOPLE. I’m so glad that i actually got into reading this because mindblown. Super excited for the series. Hope they won’t muck it up, honestly

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    "The Umbrella Academy" graphic novel falls into the extremely rare category of books which aren't as amazing as the film/show created from them. This series is sort of juvenile and reads more like a storyboard than a complete story. The most interesting thing about it may be the fact that the author was the former front man for the band "My Chemical Romance".The Netflix series was really good, but I feel like had I read this first it may have ruined the series (mainly by giving away the huge mystery in the show).If you're a huge fanboy of the Netflix present or the authors band you may have fun this. But for a general audience looking for something to read I'd say pass.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    Gerard Method and Gabriel Ba's quirky and eccentric comic book series The Umbrella Academy is recognized as one of the best books coming out of publisher Dark Horse. So it only makes sense that the series is finally receiving a Library Edition! (Preface - Dark Horse's Library Edition format is a larger ver of a standard trade paperback, often including fresh material not released in the standard TPB release and printed on higher quality paper.) This hardcover heavy edition covers the first volume of the series titled Apocalypse Suite. This is certainly a amazing ver of the book, and if you haven't jumped on the Umbrella Academy series, this is the method to go!

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    Loved the story line and the artwork! It came a small bent but, was easily fixed.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    After reading Killjoys and Sp//dr by Gerard Way, I was anxious to dive into his main and biggest work The Umbrella Academy. Gerard writes amazing, colorful, and insightful lyrics for MCR so I wanted to see what his writing skills were. Umbrella academy is a crazy ride into a globe where Planet of the Apes meets X Men (in a way). Gerard does a amazing job telling the story and giving each hero a heart, personality, and reason for being. I'm reading Dallas now, and can't wait to see what he does in Umbrella Academy 2.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    So, I was one of the rare people who read this when it was released in 2007. I remember not being a fan because it didn't seem all that fleshed out. There was no depth to the characters. They just existed, and things happened because that's the method it was written. I got rid of my copies of 1-6 because it wasn't my cup of tea (mistake now, I guess, all things considered!)I was skeptical after hearing there was a Netflix present coming out. I was certain I wouldn't like it. I didn't remember why cause I read the comics ~12 years ago, but I was certain it wouldn't be for me. And then I watched it. Holy crap! It was soooo good. It fills in so a lot of info that create the characters and plot create sense. Again, I couldn't remember the details, but I was more than certain half of this items never happened in this 6-issue mini-series. So I had to read this again. Yeah--this comic doesn't even begin to compare to how amazing the present ey knocked it out of the park with the Netflix series, and it only seems loosely based on the comics. I would say this is definitely one of the rare times where the source material is inferior to the live-action adaptation. Feel free to check this out to see where it all started, but don't expect anything as nuanced and well-written as the show.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    I first saw the Umbrella Academy in the Netflix present and decided to pick up the comic. Honestly I liked the present e comic, with its infinite unique effects budget, it a lot stranger with more supervillains, adventures and madness. Check out Luther flying with a jet package to punch out the Eiffel Tower. But Gabriel Bá's art is very stylized and not suited to nuance, so the characters never come alive for me. The story as a whole moves so quick none of the characters really develop, while the present has perfect development.What was impressive was how Gerard Method built a globe and created it feel like you were picking up the recent problem of some long-running series like Doom Patrol or X-Men (two comics about weirdos going to a crazy millionaire's super character school). But in the end it felt like a gimmick rather than something I wanted to stick if you liked the present this might be interesting, but I'm not sure it's good.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    Like most of you, I found out about the Umbrella academy thru the Netflix show. Naturally I was curious about how the book compared to the show. Except for the primary characters, and the armegeddeon suite, it's very different.WHATS THE SAME?The characters. It starts with the surviving members arriving for their dads funeral. Zone boy, aka Luther, aka number one, his brother Diago, aka the Kraken, Allison, aka the rumor and Luther's girlfriend, Klaus, aka Séance, number five, Ben is number six, but his ghost doesn't appear, and Vanya, aka the white violin. Grace, their robot mom, and Pogo, the chimp manservant, completes the home. There are temporal assassins, but no Handler, no Cha Cha or Hazel. Agnes is in the book.... The donut lady. Harold, Vanya's boyfriend, isn't in the book, but the orchestra conductor fills that role.If you have fun edgy, sci-fi graphic novels, you'll have fun the book. The art is a bit abstract, and the story very surreal, but it's a fun read. It won't respond questions about the Netflix show, or reveal any hidden Easter eggs. ( Except you'll obtain to know about the Eiffel turret adventure the Umbrella academy was involved in, that Claire asked her mom to tell her about.) Other elements from season one, were flown in from book two, Dallas, specifically number five planning to change the Kennedy assassination, and Klaus's Vietnam adventure.

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    The Umbrella Academy Library Edition Volume 1: Apocalypse Suite (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) []  2020-9-23 19:17

    I love these books. It is the complete opposite of those stupid news puff pieces you read—this is everything ugly about family with enough grit and humour to create it worth reading. I love these characters and how they’re all messed up, together. There is some primary draw between them, not quite enmity, but not quite love, either. Something sinister, in theory, if only they were all actually nasty enough to indulge it. But, they aren’t and so they don’t. How a lot of of you have that one or two in your families? Yep, then you’ll have fun these, too.

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    The Official CIA World Factbook Volume 1: Full-Size 2018 Edition: Giant 8.5"x11" Format, 600+ Pages, Large Print: The #1 Global Reference, Complete & ... Afghanistan ~ Gabon. (Carlile Civic Library) []  2020-11-11 18:50

    all excellent!

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    The Official CIA World Factbook Volume 1: Full-Size 2018 Edition: Giant 8.5"x11" Format, 600+ Pages, Large Print: The #1 Global Reference, Complete & ... Afghanistan ~ Gabon. (Carlile Civic Library) []  2020-11-11 18:50

    Suprised that this is volume 1 of 3. Guessing that I should have been more careful before ordering. Returned the purchase as the value for all three wouldn’t justify the cost.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    When I first played Dragon Age: Origins a lot of moons ago, one of the first things I fell in love with was the globe and its history. The collector's edition tactic tutorial contained a brief, but informative lore section, and I ate it up. Codex entries in the android game itself were also equally entertaining, especially because there were some instances where people either weren't sure about what was behind certain events, or their words were colourful by perspectives and e Globe of Thedas: Volume 1 is one hefty tome of all of this. There are sections about geography, religion, magic, and other key aspects of this vast, violent world, filled to the brim with info and private accounts. For those who have played Dragon Age II and Inquisition, you will also see a lot of clues about happenings that will soon come to pass. Personally, my favorite feature is the timeline that runs along the bottom of every page, from the beginnings of the elven calendar through the "present" year of the Dragon Age, punctuated with key moments and happenings in this long and eventful history.If you can't obtain enough Dragon Age lore, and you suspect you may know (or wish to know) more about the history of Thedas than the true globe that we live in, this is definitely the book for you.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    This is an awesome audio CD. I will be ordering all 4 volumes. I have fun listening to it, and so does my 4 year old and 8 year old. I bought the companion activity book which also makes it come alive. You obtain a map with each chapter so your children can see, and then hear a amazing narrative about where/what they are learning. Only buy 1 activity book for the family though- it has lesson plans/reccomendations for half the book, and the other half is activities/maps/hand out papers that you can pick and choose to accompany the chapter you listen to that day. You can copy multiples/handouts for your family to use per the copyright allowances listed in the book.Each chapter/track is 8-10 mins so far, the narrator is interesting and we really have fun history!

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    So as a person who has never played the Dragon Age video game, this book was supposed to ramp me up in to the fluff. For those who don't know what fluff is, it is basically the back story. I wanted to read this book to give me a foundation in running the Dragon Age RPG. The book was very short for it's price. It was more like a reference rather than giving the back story. Honestly I would pass on this book. You will learn more about this by just playing the video game.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    Should be titled "The Story of The World: According to a Highly Selective Reading of the King James Bible: Volume 1."If you are a secular homeschooler or even a non fundamentalist christian, be warned that this "world" history book begins 7000 years ago with the "earliest people/first nomads". It imply's that farming and agriculture began some unspecified time later. Archeologists believe that agriculure began about 12,000 years ago, making all previous (and some concurrent) people hunter gatherers.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    A lot of people embrace alternative facts that help their beliefs over scientific and historical consensus. This book was written for people who wish a ver of history that does not challenge their Christian beliefs. The author has adapted history to fit a young Earth model by modifying dates of the Egyptian Kingdom, the development of agriculture, and migration stories are altered and presented as historical fact, while other religious beliefs are presented as stories. For example, she bases her acc of Abraham on Judeo-Christian beliefs, but adds a discussion between God and Abraham where God gives the Christian interpretation of himself. Neither the Muslim nor the historical ver are given any credence. She teaches as historical fact that God wars versus Abraham's enemies, and has given the land of Israel to Abraham's only son Isaac. She will use this to argue versus Muslim occupation of the land and help the Christian ter teaching that polytheists are not favored by God (as evidenced by the story of Moses again presented as historical), she attacks Hinduism. She avoids core Hindu beliefs, like non-violence, honesty, meditation etc, and focuses exclusively on the caste system, which is rejected by a lot of Hindus and seen as cultural rather than religious. For Christianity, she presents the positive teachings of love and teaches as historical fact that Jesus rose from the e second volume is more of the same. She misrepresents Islam to create it look violent and aggressive and changed Christian history to create it seem benevolent. She does show Buddhism positively, but presents it as a philosophy rather than a religion, making it seem Christianity has done nothing wrong and is the only religion that teaches amazing values. It is certainly not a secular book as the author claims.I would not recommend this book for anyone. Even for Christians, I think you can have faith without feeling the need to modify history or villanize other faiths. Christ taught we should love our opponents and speak well of them and that the truth will set you free. I believe you can see the amazing in other people without feeling threatened by them. I will test to teach that to my kids, but it won't be with this book.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    After using Bauer's complete set of "Story of the World", Ancient through Modern, with 3 of my kids starting in the 1st grade and ending the 4th I felt I could give a brief san Wise Bauer uses an easier to read writing style with Vol. 1, but by Vol. 4 the reader is exposed to more info and more intense themes. For this reason, I believe a 1st or 2nd grader would have fun Vol. #1 but an older kid may search it a @#$%!&ildish. Respectively, 4th graders would have fun the 4th volume as it is written at a higher grade level and provides a greater amount of information.I highly recommend purchasing the activity books as well. They are a must as they not only provide questions and answers for each chapter, corresponding pages in Kingfisher and Usborne Encyclopedias (I believe he newer publications no longer use the Kingfisher as it is no longer published), and a list of books for further reading; but maps and other hands on activities are included as well. There are numerous activities to pick and a parent can search those to fit the personality and learning style of the student. The activity books for the first Volumes are geared toward younger students (coloring pages, etc.) but the 4th Volume has the student learning how to outline, completing a timeline and doing more map work (2 maps per chapter instead of the one).The try books are not necessary, but provide the parent with a method to verify the student's retention. Tests for the early volumes consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank and 1 essay. By the 4th volume the tests are more intense: gone are the multiple choice and true/false questions and instead the tests are almost solely essay, a few fill-in-the-blank and placing happenings in chronological order. One issue I did message with the try books is they do not always correlate with the questions and answers in the activity books. A lot of times the questions in the activity books would focus on a certain topic, but the student would be tested on something else. (To be fair the info is covered in the text book.)Bauer has attempted to provide ancient through modern history in 4 volumes written at the elementary grade levels. Therefore, some happenings in history are skipped entirely and other happenings are covered briefly; but all together the amount of info presented is quite nsequently, this is a amazing beginning history curriculum for grades 1-4 which kids will have fun and, more importantly, conclusion, for those who wish an all encompassing curriculum, that takes small prep time on the parents part; or those that wish to follow the Trivium, this series may be for you.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    This is an awesome book written beautifully! My son was (not sure why) very scared of ancient history, especially “gods”, so he refused to learn about ancient globe history. I bought this book and hoping he would read and learn for himself but he just refused it. Then I started to read to him as a bedtime story. To my surprise, he learned so much and he started to understand that ancient people came up stories to explain thing they didn’t understand and that is not scary! I am grateful for this book and I hope your have fun this book like we do. We love it!!

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    I read a lot of the reviews on this book - especially the negative reviews - and had to write my own because I think there are a lot of ways to approach this book is is our first year homeschooling our 4th grade daughter and we met and grilled a lot of of the homeschool mothers in our zone on their system of teaching. One of them recommended the Wise/Bauer book "The Well-Trained Mind" which seemed to be a very amazing fit for both my teaching style and our daughter's learning style. "The Well-Trained Mind" recommends, of course, this series of books for teaching history. But what a lot of people are missing, I think, is that Volume 1 is meant for 1st grade, Volume 2 for 2nd grade, etc. These 4 volumes are also meant to be the first of 3 levels of teaching history as the kid goes through his/her 12 years of education. In other words, these four volumes are laying the groundwork for what's to come. It's not a be-all end-all history e reason my approach is various is because I'm using this series of books to catch my daughter up to where a well-educated kid should be by the 4th grade. Up through to the end of 3rd grade in the public school system, the only exposure she'd had to history is to the timespan just before and just after the American revolutionary war. So we had a lot of ground to cover. But I didn't wish it to turn into a grind for her, so I took the authors' intentions to heart and I'm using this series to form a groundwork for a primary understanding of what I'm doing is covering all four volumes in 1 year. That works out to a small over 2 months per volume or 4 chapters (for Volume 1) per week. I skipped the activity book but did buy the workbook with the quizzes. We've read to our daughter since she was a baby and she still loves to be read to, so for the 1-hour class (which I keep twice a week) I read 2 chapters to her, discussing what we're reading as I go along. She loves it and the book is simple to read from. Before class starts, I give her 2 quizzes from the 2 chapters read in the previous class. She gets about as a lot of questions right as I would and it's just to support reinforce what I've read to all the complaints about inaccuracies in the book and the author's religious slant (which I didn't search and I was looking for), they don't matter. What really matters is that my daughter enjoys learning about history (it's her favorite class) and she's building a foundation that can be built on in later addition to this series and its workbooks, I also picked up "The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia." Once a week I give her homework to read assigned pages from this book to reinforce or, perhaps, to give a various point of view on what she's just l history books will turn up people who will disagree with the content, will search inaccuracies in the material, or won't agree with the author's point of view. But, guess what? It doesn't matter. Your kid is still young and you are filling in a background in history that his/her public school peers will never have.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    I wouldn't call this an entirely accurate encyclopedic approach to history but rather a collection of stories and lore that create history come to life and fun to read. It's amazing for getting your kid interested in different stages of history that you can then delve deaper into as you [email protected]#$%!&? has kept my sons attention even though he doesn't always have fun reading and helped peak his interest in different subjects and got him asking questions, so for that alone it's worth buying because that is what any amazing book should do, draw you in and compel you to learn more.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    This is such a amazing method to introduce children to history. Interesting and compelling writing that leads to amazing discussions and even more discovery on the subjects we read about. This won’t be a one time read, we’ll be able to revisit it for my younger kids as well.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    Edited 5 Jun 2013 to add that there is a Globe of thedas errata sheet (written by Brother Genitivi, of course) available now on the BioWare blog. I can't place a clickable URL in the review but it is located atblog DOT bioware DOT com /2013/06/05/world-of-thedas-volume-1-an-errataI bought the Collector's Edition through Bioware as well as the regular hardcover from Amazon and both of those obtain four and a half out of five stars. Five for art and design, four for content and accuracy. The Kindle ver gets one star, for reasons enumerated in the latest r a book that Mike Laidlaw claims is "ruthlessly fact checked" it has a number of obvious errors, and John Green's review already covered a lot of of them.Examples of a few timeline inconsistencies that John didn't cover:- Dragon Age: The Calling covers the happenings of King Maric's return to the Deep Streets in the company of some Orlesian Grey Wardens including Duncan. Someone editing the Globe of Thedas timeline got very confused and decided that the happenings at the end of The Calling took put in 9:10 and the ones that create up the bulk of the book took put in 9:14.- The timeline claims that Empress Celene was born in 9:6, but the body of the text says she became Empress at age 16 in 9:20.- Early in the timeline the Avvars split off from the Alamarri in -1815 Ancient and the Chasind split off and move into the Wilds in -1415. In 1:50 Divine they combine forces and Hafter holds them off, becoming the first teyrn in the Ferelden valley. In 5:42 Exalted, the timeline says that Calenhad united Ferelden. In the body of the text, on page 26, there's a description of human tribes that claims that Avvar and Chasind only split off because they resisted the unification of Ferelden under Calenhad.On the plus side, the book is absolutely gorgeous and it is really nice to have all of the info in one put and so well-organized. The lore isn't all brand-new items we didn't already know, but some of it is a really interesting look at parts of the globe we would never obtain to see in-game: there's an interesting bit about the mores of various cultures, a bunch of sidebars by different Thedosian personalities, lots of notes and letters, and quite a lot of detailed information. The chapter on Thedosian races and the one on the different nations of Thedas are both perfect and do a amazing job of giving a more vibrant picture of life in e Kindle ver is essentially a low-res scan of the books I already paid over $100 for. It doesn't work on my Mac, doesn't work on my actual Kindle device, and doesn't work on my iPhone. It only works on the Kindle application on my iPad. The text is not searchable or selectable, and navigating the book uses the comic book interface of the Kindle application much like Dark Horse's own comic reader. Unlike the Dark Horse reader, I can't view parts of the book in significantly better detail by zooming: you obtain the full-page and the frame nav, and that's it. Given the choice between it and any other available format, choose the other format.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    A amazing summary with a lot of supporting info for the different factions, history, geography etc. of Thedas. It is a rich globe in which a lot of detail can be overlooked while playing the games. These volumes let readers to revisit their favorite aspects of the android game globe without flipping through multiple codex entries in-game. I originally purchased this as a help to the campaign setting for use with the Green Ronin Dragon Age tabletop RPG. It makes a amazing sourcebook to address any point of lore you may need! The book itself is the same size as sourcebooks for other RPGs. Besides that, it is printed on massive stock, in full color, so it is also a amazing keepsake or coffee table book. Highly recommend to anyone that has a love for or wants more info on the globe of Thedas from Bioware's Dragon Age games.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    I'm a fan of the table top Dragon Age game, so this is a nice book to have for players and I to reference during the game. It's also just a really nice book. The paper, print quality, and binding are very high e only negative is that there is no fresh info (it just collects existing information you can obtain from the Dragon Age Wiki and other sources). But, I think that's all it was intended to be: a collection of info otherwise already released in one form or another so I wasn't really too shocked or ain, amazing companion to have at the table while playing the RPG. Also amazing as a collectible. Probably nice to have as a reference when DA3 is released (although if you're already at your computer while playing the game, the wiki is faster reference).

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    Three stars for a book that has a number of positives and rst, the positives! The illustrations, as a lot of have said, are quite beautiful. Be aware that they follow the concept art style of Dragon Age 2 and subsequent material (Silent Grove, etc) more than Dragon Age: Origins. Not unexpected, as that seems to be the overall art direction of the franchise. A small more vibrant, a small more stylized, but you lose that edge of realism if it's what you prefer. Either way, it's a private preference issue, and the art in the book is plentiful, high quality, and much of it is brand new. The layout is excellent, reminiscent of a textbook with main sections and plentiful sidebars, the latter of which range from more detailed ysis of a subject briefly touched on in the main body of the text to humorous anecdotes, timelines, and more. While the layout is 'textbook,' the author's have done a amazing job of making sure the text itself never lingers on one subject long enough to become dry - this is intended as an entertaining reference to a fictional world, and it pulls that off nicely.Unfortunately, there are negatives, as well. One is not rightly attributed to this book alone - canon problems within the greater Dragon Age universe. They are numerous at this point, and there is nothing this book could have done about them within it's pages, though it does introduce some inconsistencies that are all its own, as well, which have already been pointed out in other reviews. Be aware however that the info here should be taken with a grain of salt, especially if being used as a reference for a tabletop campaign, fan fiction, etc. Hopefully Bioware can sort out the canon problems and provide a definitive version; it would have been nice if something like that could have been done before releasing a reference guide, or perhaps they intend for the info here to be considered definitive. Also, very small of the info contained here is new, or even provides fresh info on old information. Careful reading of codex entries in DA:O / DA2 will give you most of the info in this book. For a fresh retail product, it's not entirely unfair to expect the author's might add further elucidation of necessary detail, or entirely fresh information, rather than just gathering what's already known.While general canon problems within the universe reach beyond the scope of this single work and can't be held too much versus it, the build quality certainly can. I've seen a few reviews say it has "excellent binding" or is "sturdy." Neither is true. The book uses a wax-chord binding - one of the cheaper binding methods available and one which results in your pages becoming loose due to the perforating result if the book is referenced often. It also means that if laid open, the page edges will not line up, creasing some portions of the binding more than others. The pages are high gauge, quality paper, at least. The cover is decent but a bit flimsy, created of a fairly pliable cardboard. Overall, nowhere near the construction quality I would expect of a book retailing at 39.99 MSRP - it reminds me of those oversized coffee-table children's books more than it worth the money? Probably, to a die-hard Dragon Age fan, who are most likely the only people reading this anyhow. Just know that you might already know everything here, and that it probably won't stand up to constant use as a reference for a tabletop campaign or something of the sort. It's fun to read, though, and would like nice as a coffee-table piece in a collection.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    It's still sitting next to me. I'm enjoying it. A allow me be less broad. The book is well place together - most of the lore is organized for easier reading. Specifically: the Old Gods, religion, ranks in nobility and even within the Qunari, etc. The timeline running at the bottom definitely gives a better feel of the happenings event in Thedas since the beginning (especially for someone who likes the fast review).You can tell they were wary on including details, like Empress Celene and Cassandra Pentaghast. There's enough there to wet your whistle, but not enough to guess what's to come of their fates in DA3. I love/hate the description of the Black Town and all vague interpretations of it. If you played DA2, think how much you learned in the Legacy DLC. Yep, that's still it.But for now, the current Volume stands on its own and definitely has filled me in regarding items. There's not a lot about what happened from DA: Asunder, however. I'm curious as to why that is - the Nevarran accord or the White Spire incident. If it's so we read the original book...well, I can understand that. I can't vouch for the other comics. At the same time, however, for a book that came out two years ago I'd figure we would obtain more info place into Globe on Thedas. But perhaps I'm nitpicking.Overall, worth it for a person wanting to know more about Dragon Age and before the year of Dragon. I'd probably obtain this before DA3, however. It will place everything into context.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    This book goes into full detail about the globe of Thedas, and the type of cultures and species that inhabit this vastly-constructed universe. While reading it, I mused over how it was very related to a real-life encyclopedia, just a fictional Dragon Age is being volume one, not every single bit of info about the globe is in here, but I'm sure we're to expect more to come. This specific problem covers the nations of Thedas, such as what every culture wears, the classes, how to pronounce some of each nation's dialect and language, species, and happenings that have happened since humans first arrived on the continent. (Elves and Dwarves go back much further, and some info is told about life before humans as well, although that time is "less doented".) Attractive art is through out the book - we're able to see what cities or nations we've heard much about but never have seen look like. There's also a timeline of happenings in Thedas all through out the book - very useful when you've read the books, comics, and played all the games, to then fully grasp the structure of when each happening occurred. (Before now, I always "knew" the timeline due to fans trying to piece everything together based on general times given to us.)As some people have already mentioned, some of the info given to us doesn't exactly add up to things we've been told in-game. That being said, for any Dragon Age fan, this isn't exactly fresh for the franchise. ;) As Mike Laidaw said at PAX East, the ver that we're told about now can be chalked-up to the canon of the series. For the most part, any "different" info is very minor, and really doesn't detour you from the story telling of this giant fictional so, there might be griffins mentioned in this book.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    My five-year-old doesn't really have fun fiction, so this was our bedtime story for about a month. It is simple to read aloud, and my five-year-old begged for the next in the series. I like how there are myths intertwined with the history as I think it makes it more interesting. I have a master's degree, but I don't have much of a history background, so I don't know about the accuracy of the history. The author has a definite viewpoint, but I think that makes it more interesting than a textbook. I'm learning so much and I really look forward to reading this book every night.

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    History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: Volume 1: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World) []  2019-12-18 20:3

    A small heavier on Bible stories than I'd prefer but they aren't presented as absolute fact. As a secular homeschool family we are still able to use this as our history spine without issue.

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    I purchased the HC version. It's a small short, and not at all comprehensive (there is a second installment). I liked the art; much of the style is related to Dragon Age 2 and I found it gorgeous to look at - much of it I hadn't seen before. Most interesting sections cover geography and summaries of various countries/races within the globe (culture, fashion, etc.); I do want these sections were a small more blown out... I realize this isn't to everyone's taste, but I found them interesting and to me, they felt tantalizingly underdeveloped. The timeline is also helpful (its nice to see where everything anchors), but appears to include some errors (based on expanded universe comics, novels). Much of the info in the volume isn't new, and therefore not terribly gripping to a fan of the android game series (ugh; bestiary) and generally covers things already laid out in games/novels/comics... I was hoping for more fresh material in some locations (things to look forward to, things I hadn't heard yet). Unless you are a completist, I might give it a pass (do pick up the 2nd volume though; I thought it was amazing and contained a lot more information I hadn't seen before).

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    Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 []  2020-5-21 18:44

    If you love the Dragon Age universe this book is a must have. From the artwork, to the actual canon story facts to the history, to the explanation of things previously unanswered this book is just fantastic. Very HIGH quality writing, very HIGH quality paper and very HIGH quality art work this book is the whole package. My only single complaint is, at just over 180 pages it should have been two to three times as longer. This is not a true complaint but just a testament to how nice it is. I really, really enjoyed this book even though I am NOT a fan of David Gaider's writing which I search very underwhelming, Luckily it is to my understanding that he only approved of the info in the book and wrote part of the introductions.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-6-16 19:13

    Should be titled "The Story of The World: According to a Highly Selective Reading of the King James Bible: Volume 1."If you are a secular homeschooler or even a non fundamentalist christian, be warned that this "world" history book begins 7000 years ago with the "earliest people/first nomads". It imply's that farming and agriculture began some unspecified time later. Archeologists believe that agriculure began about 12,000 years ago, making all previous (and some concurrent) people hunter gatherers.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-6-16 19:13

    After using Bauer's complete set of "Story of the World", Ancient through Modern, with 3 of my kids starting in the 1st grade and ending the 4th I felt I could give a brief san Wise Bauer uses an easier to read writing style with Vol. 1, but by Vol. 4 the reader is exposed to more info and more intense themes. For this reason, I believe a 1st or 2nd grader would have fun Vol. #1 but an older kid may search it a @#$%!&ildish. Respectively, 4th graders would have fun the 4th volume as it is written at a higher grade level and provides a greater amount of information.I highly recommend purchasing the activity books as well. They are a must as they not only provide questions and answers for each chapter, corresponding pages in Kingfisher and Usborne Encyclopedias (I believe he newer publications no longer use the Kingfisher as it is no longer published), and a list of books for further reading; but maps and other hands on activities are included as well. There are numerous activities to pick and a parent can search those to fit the personality and learning style of the student. The activity books for the first Volumes are geared toward younger students (coloring pages, etc.) but the 4th Volume has the student learning how to outline, completing a timeline and doing more map work (2 maps per chapter instead of the one).The try books are not necessary, but provide the parent with a method to verify the student's retention. Tests for the early volumes consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank and 1 essay. By the 4th volume the tests are more intense: gone are the multiple choice and true/false questions and instead the tests are almost solely essay, a few fill-in-the-blank and placing happenings in chronological order. One issue I did message with the try books is they do not always correlate with the questions and answers in the activity books. A lot of times the questions in the activity books would focus on a certain topic, but the student would be tested on something else. (To be fair the info is covered in the text book.)Bauer has attempted to provide ancient through modern history in 4 volumes written at the elementary grade levels. Therefore, some happenings in history are skipped entirely and other happenings are covered briefly; but all together the amount of info presented is quite nsequently, this is a amazing beginning history curriculum for grades 1-4 which kids will have fun and, more importantly, conclusion, for those who wish an all encompassing curriculum, that takes small prep time on the parents part; or those that wish to follow the Trivium, this series may be for you.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:52

    This is an awesome audio CD. I will be ordering all 4 volumes. I have fun listening to it, and so does my 4 year old and 8 year old. I bought the companion activity book which also makes it come alive. You obtain a map with each chapter so your children can see, and then hear a amazing narrative about where/what they are learning. Only buy 1 activity book for the family though- it has lesson plans/reccomendations for half the book, and the other half is activities/maps/hand out papers that you can pick and choose to accompany the chapter you listen to that day. You can copy multiples/handouts for your family to use per the copyright allowances listed in the book.Each chapter/track is 8-10 mins so far, the narrator is interesting and we really have fun history!

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-23 18:42

    A small heavier on Bible stories than I'd prefer but they aren't presented as absolute fact. As a secular homeschool family we are still able to use this as our history spine without issue.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:48

    Should be titled "The Story of The World: According to a Highly Selective Reading of the King James Bible: Volume 1."If you are a secular homeschooler or even a non fundamentalist christian, be warned that this "world" history book begins 7000 years ago with the "earliest people/first nomads". It imply's that farming and agriculture began some unspecified time later. Archeologists believe that agriculure began about 12,000 years ago, making all previous (and some concurrent) people hunter gatherers.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:48

    I wouldn't call this an entirely accurate encyclopedic approach to history but rather a collection of stories and lore that create history come to life and fun to read. It's amazing for getting your kid interested in different stages of history that you can then delve deaper into as you [email protected]#$%!&? has kept my sons attention even though he doesn't always have fun reading and helped peak his interest in different subjects and got him asking questions, so for that alone it's worth buying because that is what any amazing book should do, draw you in and compel you to learn more.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:48

    My five-year-old doesn't really have fun fiction, so this was our bedtime story for about a month. It is simple to read aloud, and my five-year-old begged for the next in the series. I like how there are myths intertwined with the history as I think it makes it more interesting. I have a master's degree, but I don't have much of a history background, so I don't know about the accuracy of the history. The author has a definite viewpoint, but I think that makes it more interesting than a textbook. I'm learning so much and I really look forward to reading this book every night.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    I assumed that the book would show an objective view of history and was sadly disappointed. The massive Christian bias, paints other religions as evil and Christians as good. In addition, it presents Bible mythology as fact. I want that I had done my homework before buying this book. My 9 year old son enjoyed reading it until I discovered that it was garbage. We’ve now had a first hand lesson on revisionist history and author bias.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-6-16 19:13

    I wouldn't call this an entirely accurate encyclopedic approach to history but rather a collection of stories and lore that create history come to life and fun to read. It's amazing for getting your kid interested in different stages of history that you can then delve deaper into as you [email protected]#$%!&? has kept my sons attention even though he doesn't always have fun reading and helped peak his interest in different subjects and got him asking questions, so for that alone it's worth buying because that is what any amazing book should do, draw you in and compel you to learn more.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:52

    A lot of people embrace alternative facts that help their beliefs over scientific and historical consensus. This book was written for people who wish a ver of history that does not challenge their Christian beliefs. The author has adapted history to fit a young Earth model by modifying dates of the Egyptian Kingdom, the development of agriculture, and migration stories are altered and presented as historical fact, while other religious beliefs are presented as stories. For example, she bases her acc of Abraham on Judeo-Christian beliefs, but adds a discussion between God and Abraham where God gives the Christian interpretation of himself. Neither the Muslim nor the historical ver are given any credence. She teaches as historical fact that God wars versus Abraham's enemies, and has given the land of Israel to Abraham's only son Isaac. She will use this to argue versus Muslim occupation of the land and help the Christian ter teaching that polytheists are not favored by God (as evidenced by the story of Moses again presented as historical), she attacks Hinduism. She avoids core Hindu beliefs, like non-violence, honesty, meditation etc, and focuses exclusively on the caste system, which is rejected by a lot of Hindus and seen as cultural rather than religious. For Christianity, she presents the positive teachings of love and teaches as historical fact that Jesus rose from the e second volume is more of the same. She misrepresents Islam to create it look violent and aggressive and changed Christian history to create it seem benevolent. She does show Buddhism positively, but presents it as a philosophy rather than a religion, making it seem Christianity has done nothing wrong and is the only religion that teaches amazing values. It is certainly not a secular book as the author claims.I would not recommend this book for anyone. Even for Christians, I think you can have faith without feeling the need to modify history or villanize other faiths. Christ taught we should love our opponents and speak well of them and that the truth will set you free. I believe you can see the amazing in other people without feeling threatened by them. I will test to teach that to my kids, but it won't be with this book.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:52

    After using Bauer's complete set of "Story of the World", Ancient through Modern, with 3 of my kids starting in the 1st grade and ending the 4th I felt I could give a brief san Wise Bauer uses an easier to read writing style with Vol. 1, but by Vol. 4 the reader is exposed to more info and more intense themes. For this reason, I believe a 1st or 2nd grader would have fun Vol. #1 but an older kid may search it a @#$%!&ildish. Respectively, 4th graders would have fun the 4th volume as it is written at a higher grade level and provides a greater amount of information.I highly recommend purchasing the activity books as well. They are a must as they not only provide questions and answers for each chapter, corresponding pages in Kingfisher and Usborne Encyclopedias (I believe he newer publications no longer use the Kingfisher as it is no longer published), and a list of books for further reading; but maps and other hands on activities are included as well. There are numerous activities to pick and a parent can search those to fit the personality and learning style of the student. The activity books for the first Volumes are geared toward younger students (coloring pages, etc.) but the 4th Volume has the student learning how to outline, completing a timeline and doing more map work (2 maps per chapter instead of the one).The try books are not necessary, but provide the parent with a method to verify the student's retention. Tests for the early volumes consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank and 1 essay. By the 4th volume the tests are more intense: gone are the multiple choice and true/false questions and instead the tests are almost solely essay, a few fill-in-the-blank and placing happenings in chronological order. One issue I did message with the try books is they do not always correlate with the questions and answers in the activity books. A lot of times the questions in the activity books would focus on a certain topic, but the student would be tested on something else. (To be fair the info is covered in the text book.)Bauer has attempted to provide ancient through modern history in 4 volumes written at the elementary grade levels. Therefore, some happenings in history are skipped entirely and other happenings are covered briefly; but all together the amount of info presented is quite nsequently, this is a amazing beginning history curriculum for grades 1-4 which kids will have fun and, more importantly, conclusion, for those who wish an all encompassing curriculum, that takes small prep time on the parents part; or those that wish to follow the Trivium, this series may be for you.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-23 18:42

    Should be titled "The Story of The World: According to a Highly Selective Reading of the King James Bible: Volume 1."If you are a secular homeschooler or even a non fundamentalist christian, be warned that this "world" history book begins 7000 years ago with the "earliest people/first nomads". It imply's that farming and agriculture began some unspecified time later. Archeologists believe that agriculure began about 12,000 years ago, making all previous (and some concurrent) people hunter gatherers.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-23 18:42

    After using Bauer's complete set of "Story of the World", Ancient through Modern, with 3 of my kids starting in the 1st grade and ending the 4th I felt I could give a brief san Wise Bauer uses an easier to read writing style with Vol. 1, but by Vol. 4 the reader is exposed to more info and more intense themes. For this reason, I believe a 1st or 2nd grader would have fun Vol. #1 but an older kid may search it a @#$%!&ildish. Respectively, 4th graders would have fun the 4th volume as it is written at a higher grade level and provides a greater amount of information.I highly recommend purchasing the activity books as well. They are a must as they not only provide questions and answers for each chapter, corresponding pages in Kingfisher and Usborne Encyclopedias (I believe he newer publications no longer use the Kingfisher as it is no longer published), and a list of books for further reading; but maps and other hands on activities are included as well. There are numerous activities to pick and a parent can search those to fit the personality and learning style of the student. The activity books for the first Volumes are geared toward younger students (coloring pages, etc.) but the 4th Volume has the student learning how to outline, completing a timeline and doing more map work (2 maps per chapter instead of the one).The try books are not necessary, but provide the parent with a method to verify the student's retention. Tests for the early volumes consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank and 1 essay. By the 4th volume the tests are more intense: gone are the multiple choice and true/false questions and instead the tests are almost solely essay, a few fill-in-the-blank and placing happenings in chronological order. One issue I did message with the try books is they do not always correlate with the questions and answers in the activity books. A lot of times the questions in the activity books would focus on a certain topic, but the student would be tested on something else. (To be fair the info is covered in the text book.)Bauer has attempted to provide ancient through modern history in 4 volumes written at the elementary grade levels. Therefore, some happenings in history are skipped entirely and other happenings are covered briefly; but all together the amount of info presented is quite nsequently, this is a amazing beginning history curriculum for grades 1-4 which kids will have fun and, more importantly, conclusion, for those who wish an all encompassing curriculum, that takes small prep time on the parents part; or those that wish to follow the Trivium, this series may be for you.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:48

    A small heavier on Bible stories than I'd prefer but they aren't presented as absolute fact. As a secular homeschool family we are still able to use this as our history spine without issue.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    Should be titled "The Story of The World: According to a Highly Selective Reading of the King James Bible: Volume 1."If you are a secular homeschooler or even a non fundamentalist christian, be warned that this "world" history book begins 7000 years ago with the "earliest people/first nomads". It imply's that farming and agriculture began some unspecified time later. Archeologists believe that agriculure began about 12,000 years ago, making all previous (and some concurrent) people hunter gatherers.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    This is an awesome audio CD. I will be ordering all 4 volumes. I have fun listening to it, and so does my 4 year old and 8 year old. I bought the companion activity book which also makes it come alive. You obtain a map with each chapter so your children can see, and then hear a amazing narrative about where/what they are learning. Only buy 1 activity book for the family though- it has lesson plans/reccomendations for half the book, and the other half is activities/maps/hand out papers that you can pick and choose to accompany the chapter you listen to that day. You can copy multiples/handouts for your family to use per the copyright allowances listed in the book.Each chapter/track is 8-10 mins so far, the narrator is interesting and we really have fun history!

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    After using Bauer's complete set of "Story of the World", Ancient through Modern, with 3 of my kids starting in the 1st grade and ending the 4th I felt I could give a brief san Wise Bauer uses an easier to read writing style with Vol. 1, but by Vol. 4 the reader is exposed to more info and more intense themes. For this reason, I believe a 1st or 2nd grader would have fun Vol. #1 but an older kid may search it a @#$%!&ildish. Respectively, 4th graders would have fun the 4th volume as it is written at a higher grade level and provides a greater amount of information.I highly recommend purchasing the activity books as well. They are a must as they not only provide questions and answers for each chapter, corresponding pages in Kingfisher and Usborne Encyclopedias (I believe he newer publications no longer use the Kingfisher as it is no longer published), and a list of books for further reading; but maps and other hands on activities are included as well. There are numerous activities to pick and a parent can search those to fit the personality and learning style of the student. The activity books for the first Volumes are geared toward younger students (coloring pages, etc.) but the 4th Volume has the student learning how to outline, completing a timeline and doing more map work (2 maps per chapter instead of the one).The try books are not necessary, but provide the parent with a method to verify the student's retention. Tests for the early volumes consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank and 1 essay. By the 4th volume the tests are more intense: gone are the multiple choice and true/false questions and instead the tests are almost solely essay, a few fill-in-the-blank and placing happenings in chronological order. One issue I did message with the try books is they do not always correlate with the questions and answers in the activity books. A lot of times the questions in the activity books would focus on a certain topic, but the student would be tested on something else. (To be fair the info is covered in the text book.)Bauer has attempted to provide ancient through modern history in 4 volumes written at the elementary grade levels. Therefore, some happenings in history are skipped entirely and other happenings are covered briefly; but all together the amount of info presented is quite nsequently, this is a amazing beginning history curriculum for grades 1-4 which kids will have fun and, more importantly, conclusion, for those who wish an all encompassing curriculum, that takes small prep time on the parents part; or those that wish to follow the Trivium, this series may be for you.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-6-16 19:13

    A lot of people embrace alternative facts that help their beliefs over scientific and historical consensus. This book was written for people who wish a ver of history that does not challenge their Christian beliefs. The author has adapted history to fit a young Earth model by modifying dates of the Egyptian Kingdom, the development of agriculture, and migration stories are altered and presented as historical fact, while other religious beliefs are presented as stories. For example, she bases her acc of Abraham on Judeo-Christian beliefs, but adds a discussion between God and Abraham where God gives the Christian interpretation of himself. Neither the Muslim nor the historical ver are given any credence. She teaches as historical fact that God wars versus Abraham's enemies, and has given the land of Israel to Abraham's only son Isaac. She will use this to argue versus Muslim occupation of the land and help the Christian ter teaching that polytheists are not favored by God (as evidenced by the story of Moses again presented as historical), she attacks Hinduism. She avoids core Hindu beliefs, like non-violence, honesty, meditation etc, and focuses exclusively on the caste system, which is rejected by a lot of Hindus and seen as cultural rather than religious. For Christianity, she presents the positive teachings of love and teaches as historical fact that Jesus rose from the e second volume is more of the same. She misrepresents Islam to create it look violent and aggressive and changed Christian history to create it seem benevolent. She does show Buddhism positively, but presents it as a philosophy rather than a religion, making it seem Christianity has done nothing wrong and is the only religion that teaches amazing values. It is certainly not a secular book as the author claims.I would not recommend this book for anyone. Even for Christians, I think you can have faith without feeling the need to modify history or villanize other faiths. Christ taught we should love our opponents and speak well of them and that the truth will set you free. I believe you can see the amazing in other people without feeling threatened by them. I will test to teach that to my kids, but it won't be with this book.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-6-16 19:13

    My five-year-old doesn't really have fun fiction, so this was our bedtime story for about a month. It is simple to read aloud, and my five-year-old begged for the next in the series. I like how there are myths intertwined with the history as I think it makes it more interesting. I have a master's degree, but I don't have much of a history background, so I don't know about the accuracy of the history. The author has a definite viewpoint, but I think that makes it more interesting than a textbook. I'm learning so much and I really look forward to reading this book every night.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-23 18:42

    A lot of people embrace alternative facts that help their beliefs over scientific and historical consensus. This book was written for people who wish a ver of history that does not challenge their Christian beliefs. The author has adapted history to fit a young Earth model by modifying dates of the Egyptian Kingdom, the development of agriculture, and migration stories are altered and presented as historical fact, while other religious beliefs are presented as stories. For example, she bases her acc of Abraham on Judeo-Christian beliefs, but adds a discussion between God and Abraham where God gives the Christian interpretation of himself. Neither the Muslim nor the historical ver are given any credence. She teaches as historical fact that God wars versus Abraham's enemies, and has given the land of Israel to Abraham's only son Isaac. She will use this to argue versus Muslim occupation of the land and help the Christian ter teaching that polytheists are not favored by God (as evidenced by the story of Moses again presented as historical), she attacks Hinduism. She avoids core Hindu beliefs, like non-violence, honesty, meditation etc, and focuses exclusively on the caste system, which is rejected by a lot of Hindus and seen as cultural rather than religious. For Christianity, she presents the positive teachings of love and teaches as historical fact that Jesus rose from the e second volume is more of the same. She misrepresents Islam to create it look violent and aggressive and changed Christian history to create it seem benevolent. She does show Buddhism positively, but presents it as a philosophy rather than a religion, making it seem Christianity has done nothing wrong and is the only religion that teaches amazing values. It is certainly not a secular book as the author claims.I would not recommend this book for anyone. Even for Christians, I think you can have faith without feeling the need to modify history or villanize other faiths. Christ taught we should love our opponents and speak well of them and that the truth will set you free. I believe you can see the amazing in other people without feeling threatened by them. I will test to teach that to my kids, but it won't be with this book.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-23 18:42

    I assumed that the book would show an objective view of history and was sadly disappointed. The massive Christian bias, paints other religions as evil and Christians as good. In addition, it presents Bible mythology as fact. I want that I had done my homework before buying this book. My 9 year old son enjoyed reading it until I discovered that it was garbage. We’ve now had a first hand lesson on revisionist history and author bias.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-23 18:42

    BEWARE: whenever it comes to Christianity, the book is not factual/scientific. She talks about Jesus Christ as a historical figure. (Not confirmed, no historical evidence). That said, the children love to read the whole series. Talk to your children first, warning them to take anything that concerns Christianity as a myths.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:48

    I read a lot of the reviews on this book - especially the negative reviews - and had to write my own because I think there are a lot of ways to approach this book is is our first year homeschooling our 4th grade daughter and we met and grilled a lot of of the homeschool mothers in our zone on their system of teaching. One of them recommended the Wise/Bauer book "The Well-Trained Mind" which seemed to be a very amazing fit for both my teaching style and our daughter's learning style. "The Well-Trained Mind" recommends, of course, this series of books for teaching history. But what a lot of people are missing, I think, is that Volume 1 is meant for 1st grade, Volume 2 for 2nd grade, etc. These 4 volumes are also meant to be the first of 3 levels of teaching history as the kid goes through his/her 12 years of education. In other words, these four volumes are laying the groundwork for what's to come. It's not a be-all end-all history e reason my approach is various is because I'm using this series of books to catch my daughter up to where a well-educated kid should be by the 4th grade. Up through to the end of 3rd grade in the public school system, the only exposure she'd had to history is to the timespan just before and just after the American revolutionary war. So we had a lot of ground to cover. But I didn't wish it to turn into a grind for her, so I took the authors' intentions to heart and I'm using this series to form a groundwork for a primary understanding of what I'm doing is covering all four volumes in 1 year. That works out to a small over 2 months per volume or 4 chapters (for Volume 1) per week. I skipped the activity book but did buy the workbook with the quizzes. We've read to our daughter since she was a baby and she still loves to be read to, so for the 1-hour class (which I keep twice a week) I read 2 chapters to her, discussing what we're reading as I go along. She loves it and the book is simple to read from. Before class starts, I give her 2 quizzes from the 2 chapters read in the previous class. She gets about as a lot of questions right as I would and it's just to support reinforce what I've read to all the complaints about inaccuracies in the book and the author's religious slant (which I didn't search and I was looking for), they don't matter. What really matters is that my daughter enjoys learning about history (it's her favorite class) and she's building a foundation that can be built on in later addition to this series and its workbooks, I also picked up "The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia." Once a week I give her homework to read assigned pages from this book to reinforce or, perhaps, to give a various point of view on what she's just l history books will turn up people who will disagree with the content, will search inaccuracies in the material, or won't agree with the author's point of view. But, guess what? It doesn't matter. Your kid is still young and you are filling in a background in history that his/her public school peers will never have.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:48

    I assumed that the book would show an objective view of history and was sadly disappointed. The massive Christian bias, paints other religions as evil and Christians as good. In addition, it presents Bible mythology as fact. I want that I had done my homework before buying this book. My 9 year old son enjoyed reading it until I discovered that it was garbage. We’ve now had a first hand lesson on revisionist history and author bias.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:52

    I read a lot of the reviews on this book - especially the negative reviews - and had to write my own because I think there are a lot of ways to approach this book is is our first year homeschooling our 4th grade daughter and we met and grilled a lot of of the homeschool mothers in our zone on their system of teaching. One of them recommended the Wise/Bauer book "The Well-Trained Mind" which seemed to be a very amazing fit for both my teaching style and our daughter's learning style. "The Well-Trained Mind" recommends, of course, this series of books for teaching history. But what a lot of people are missing, I think, is that Volume 1 is meant for 1st grade, Volume 2 for 2nd grade, etc. These 4 volumes are also meant to be the first of 3 levels of teaching history as the kid goes through his/her 12 years of education. In other words, these four volumes are laying the groundwork for what's to come. It's not a be-all end-all history e reason my approach is various is because I'm using this series of books to catch my daughter up to where a well-educated kid should be by the 4th grade. Up through to the end of 3rd grade in the public school system, the only exposure she'd had to history is to the timespan just before and just after the American revolutionary war. So we had a lot of ground to cover. But I didn't wish it to turn into a grind for her, so I took the authors' intentions to heart and I'm using this series to form a groundwork for a primary understanding of what I'm doing is covering all four volumes in 1 year. That works out to a small over 2 months per volume or 4 chapters (for Volume 1) per week. I skipped the activity book but did buy the workbook with the quizzes. We've read to our daughter since she was a baby and she still loves to be read to, so for the 1-hour class (which I keep twice a week) I read 2 chapters to her, discussing what we're reading as I go along. She loves it and the book is simple to read from. Before class starts, I give her 2 quizzes from the 2 chapters read in the previous class. She gets about as a lot of questions right as I would and it's just to support reinforce what I've read to all the complaints about inaccuracies in the book and the author's religious slant (which I didn't search and I was looking for), they don't matter. What really matters is that my daughter enjoys learning about history (it's her favorite class) and she's building a foundation that can be built on in later addition to this series and its workbooks, I also picked up "The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia." Once a week I give her homework to read assigned pages from this book to reinforce or, perhaps, to give a various point of view on what she's just l history books will turn up people who will disagree with the content, will search inaccuracies in the material, or won't agree with the author's point of view. But, guess what? It doesn't matter. Your kid is still young and you are filling in a background in history that his/her public school peers will never have.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2020-9-18 18:52

    BEWARE: whenever it comes to Christianity, the book is not factual/scientific. She talks about Jesus Christ as a historical figure. (Not confirmed, no historical evidence). That said, the children love to read the whole series. Talk to your children first, warning them to take anything that concerns Christianity as a myths.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    I read a lot of the reviews on this book - especially the negative reviews - and had to write my own because I think there are a lot of ways to approach this book is is our first year homeschooling our 4th grade daughter and we met and grilled a lot of of the homeschool mothers in our zone on their system of teaching. One of them recommended the Wise/Bauer book "The Well-Trained Mind" which seemed to be a very amazing fit for both my teaching style and our daughter's learning style. "The Well-Trained Mind" recommends, of course, this series of books for teaching history. But what a lot of people are missing, I think, is that Volume 1 is meant for 1st grade, Volume 2 for 2nd grade, etc. These 4 volumes are also meant to be the first of 3 levels of teaching history as the kid goes through his/her 12 years of education. In other words, these four volumes are laying the groundwork for what's to come. It's not a be-all end-all history e reason my approach is various is because I'm using this series of books to catch my daughter up to where a well-educated kid should be by the 4th grade. Up through to the end of 3rd grade in the public school system, the only exposure she'd had to history is to the timespan just before and just after the American revolutionary war. So we had a lot of ground to cover. But I didn't wish it to turn into a grind for her, so I took the authors' intentions to heart and I'm using this series to form a groundwork for a primary understanding of what I'm doing is covering all four volumes in 1 year. That works out to a small over 2 months per volume or 4 chapters (for Volume 1) per week. I skipped the activity book but did buy the workbook with the quizzes. We've read to our daughter since she was a baby and she still loves to be read to, so for the 1-hour class (which I keep twice a week) I read 2 chapters to her, discussing what we're reading as I go along. She loves it and the book is simple to read from. Before class starts, I give her 2 quizzes from the 2 chapters read in the previous class. She gets about as a lot of questions right as I would and it's just to support reinforce what I've read to all the complaints about inaccuracies in the book and the author's religious slant (which I didn't search and I was looking for), they don't matter. What really matters is that my daughter enjoys learning about history (it's her favorite class) and she's building a foundation that can be built on in later addition to this series and its workbooks, I also picked up "The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia." Once a week I give her homework to read assigned pages from this book to reinforce or, perhaps, to give a various point of view on what she's just l history books will turn up people who will disagree with the content, will search inaccuracies in the material, or won't agree with the author's point of view. But, guess what? It doesn't matter. Your kid is still young and you are filling in a background in history that his/her public school peers will never have.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    A small heavier on Bible stories than I'd prefer but they aren't presented as absolute fact. As a secular homeschool family we are still able to use this as our history spine without issue.

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    The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition []  2021-1-8 18:38

    BEWARE: whenever it comes to Christianity, the book is not factual/scientific. She talks about Jesus Christ as a historical figure. (Not confirmed, no historical evidence). That said, the children love to read the whole series. Talk to your children first, warning them to take anything that concerns Christianity as a myths.

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