Saturday, June 4, 2016
Review: If You Were Me and Lived In...Elizabethan England by:Carole P. Roman
About the Book:
Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.
Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American children did for fun.
If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.
So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.
Going back in time to the year 1578, we see a lot of differences from England then and modern day England. After the Middle Ages a lot of things started changing especially in England. Changes that were a lot better for the people there. Names of children there could be Elizabeth or Mary or John or Henry. The author describes what it would be like for you to start a family there. You ate dinner twice a day. Mothers would cook many foods with fruit in them.
I found it odd that the people of that day didn't know what a potato was and they felt like tomatoes were poisonous. They didn't like chocolate either which was really strange. Meat was not allowed to be eaten on Friday or Saturday but fish was in ready supply. We learned a lot from If You Were Me and Lived In...Elizabethan England, but many things my son thought were very odd and hard to understand. The author did a great job on her research!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.