Our little spartan cousin of long ago was a very realistic story. My favorite part was when the boys were chasing the fox. I did not like it when story ended, I never do. I thought it funny when the boys enacted a play.
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About Julia Darrow Cowles. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. Engaging account of the life of children in ancient Sparta, where patriotism, heroism, and strength in battle are the highest ideals.
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We discover how at age seven boys leave home to live in company with 15 others, training to be Spartan soldiers through rigorous physical and mental exercises. In addition to wrestling, running, and throwing the discus, we watch them foraging for their food, gathering reeds for their bedding, singing patriotic songs, and eating at mess with their elders.
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Emphasis is on the true nobility and rugged simplicity of the Spartan character. Attractive black and white illustrations complement the text. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
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Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is quite an enlightening fictional tale depicting life in Sparta from the perspective of an 8 year old boy.