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Paperback Are We There Yet?: The Europeans Meet the Americans Book

ISBN: 0590118315

ISBN13: 9780590118316

Are We There Yet?: The Europeans Meet the Americans

(Book #3 in the America's Funny But True History Series)

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This illustrated nonfiction series is a rollicking read through the fascinating, the horrible, the absolutely awesome, and the positively wacky world of American history. The Vikings, Columbus, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Cartier, Coronado--from 1000 to the 1540s, Europeans explorers were making a mad dash to the Americas. They claimed they had "discovered" a "New World." Of course this was news to the people who'd been living in the Americas...

Customer Reviews

2 ratings

A fun way to learn about the European Explorers

I have a class set of this book to read with 4th and 5th grade students and they love it! It is so much more fun than reading from a dry textbook. I have loaned the book to other teachers, and have heard only positive comments. I noticed some reviews about Terry Deary and that this book isn't as well done. I totally disagree. Having read the Terry Deary books "Cut-Throat Celts" and "Measly Middle Ages," I think the Levy books are much better. Read and see for yourself, but I found them very educational and humorous.

Does NOT "read like a textbook"!

I disagree with the last reviewer -- he or she has obviously not seen a Social Studies textbook in a very long time! The American Horrible Histories, while nowhere near as funny as Terry Deary's British ones, are still great for kids to learn history. They're just not silly, gross-out books (qualities which are characteristic of Deary's more enjoyable volumes), which means they're not as much fun for adults. But I'd say they could be incredibly useful for fifth graders. (I teach seventh grade, and use them all the time for my struggling readers, who really enjoy them.)
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