Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Lois Miner Huey
Publisher: Millbrook Press
With the help of archaeologists, the secret of what has happened in the past becomes clearer. Historians have studied the measurements of handprints, fingerprints, and footprints to discover that many paintings and markings were in fact created by children rather than adults. All throughout history, children have left their mark in different ways. Through studying what these children have left behind, young readers learn they are not too different from children of the past.
Nothing is more boring to a kid about history than to learn about a bunch of grown-ups. Children of the Past, however, makes history a lot more interesting because kids are learning about other kids! Each chapter begins with a captivating story, putting the reader into the perspective of a child from that time period. Bright pictures fill the pages, showing interesting artifacts and scientific tools used to learn about children of the past.