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The Awakening of Europe
By E. M. Synge (illustrator) and M. B. Synge
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yesterdays Classics
Publication date January 30, 2006
Pages 268
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781599150154
ISBN-10 1599150158
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Original list price $11.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Book III in The Story of the World series by M. B. Synge, "The Awakening of Europe" covers the reformation in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, as well as the settlement of colonies in America. The rise of England and the Netherlands as sea powers, and the corresponding fall of Spain, as well as the rise of Russia, Austria, and the German states are also presented. Suitable for children ages 11 and up to read to themselves and for children as young as 8 as a read-aloud. The Story of the World series, by M. B. Synge, comprises a set of five volumes, written at a middle school reading level, that cover all major events in the history of Western Civilization, from earliest recorded history to the close of the nineteenth century. With fifty or so short chapters in each volume, the series links the great eras in time and place together by a chain of stories of individuals who played principal parts in the events related. While statesmen and military commanders figure heavily in the narrative, stories of explorers, scientists, artists, authors, and religious figures are also presented. The author writes in an engaging fashion, using dialog frequently to bring scenes to life. She juxtaposes events happening at the same time in different parts of the world in a style reminiscent of the books of Genevieve Foster. This series is an excellent introduction to world history for adult readers as well as for children.

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About: Margaret Bertha Synge (1861-1939) was a British author of books for children at the end of the nineteenthand beginning of the twentieth-century.
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from Yesterdays Classics (January 30, 2006)
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