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Publisher's Summary

One of the finest history books for children, this well-loved Hillyer classic features stories of world history from prehistoric man through the 20th century, inspiring an appreciation of how events relate to one another.
©2015 BN Publishing (P)2015 BN Publishing
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By Kenneth Trey Smith on 04-26-17

Gets better and better with every listen

If you could sum up A Child's History of the World in three words, what would they be?

This is a delightful retelling of history in a conversational style. At first, I was unimpressed by the narrator. I am a huge fan of storytellers with rich, dramatic voices, and this narrator just sounded like a pleasant dad with a warm voice reading a story to the family, not a professional oral interpreter of literature. I was so wrong! His voice and delivery are pitch-perfect for this. We used this for our history spine and I have listened to this audiobook on repeat for 100+ hours in the past 12 months. If they had chosen a narrator with a more striking voice, it truly would have worn out our listening ears. Instead, my kids beg for me to play this on all our car trips because the narrator just sounds like a dad would who loved history and wanted to share his enthusiasm with his kids. It was a brilliant choice.

What other book might you compare A Child's History of the World to and why?

Similar in scope to Susan Wise Bauer's "History for the Classical Child" series.

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By In the desert on 03-23-17

Missing chapter

I knew what to expect as far as the tone and content of the book but the reader made it sound even more condescending. Missing the chapter on the Renaissance.

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