If You Were Me and Lived In Elizabethan England Review

Elizabethan England

Have you ever wondered how Elizabethans lived, how they disposed of their waste or how they dressed? Well now you can find out in If You Were Me and Lived In… Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman.

Carole P. Roman is a prolific children’s author that was written over 35 books and won over 100 awards. Among her works are the Captain No Beard series and the very educational If You Were Me and Lived In… series so I was delighted when I received the latest in this series, this time featuring civilisations rather than countries; Elizabethan England.

Having read all of the If You Were Me and Lived In… country series, aimed at younger children, this new addition to the series featuring ancient civilisations seems to be aimed at an older child range as it is taken to a new level with more information.

If You Were Me and Lived In… Elizabethan England takes us back to when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, England as an emerging superpower exploring the world discovering new lands and the rise of the world’s most famous playwright; Sir William Shakespeare.

Elizabethan England was in the 16th Century and this book covers facts from wealth, class systems, housing and religion, features pages with famous people from the Elizabethan era and a glossary with pronunciation of some of the English words used.

At 50 pages long it is packed with a wealth of information along with accompanying beautifully drawn illustrations, by Paula Tabor, it is a great educational read which not only deliver the facts but deliver them in an easy to read and understand manner with humour.

If You Were Me and Lived In… Elizabethan England is written in a way children will understand without getting bored or overwhelmed with “boring” facts and sees them learning without reading dry history books. A great introduction to learning about old civilisations. Kids, parents and teachers will love it.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £10.99 (paperback)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

For more information on Carole P. Roman, all her books and the Captain No Beard and If You Were Me and Lived In… series visit www.caroleproman.com.


Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing an honest and impartial review.
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