Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Spartan Hoplites

Park, Louise and Timothy Love. The Spartan Hoplites. Marshall Cavendish. 2010. ISBN: 978-0-7614-4449-7.

The Spartan Hoplites is an informational story on the rise and tragic fall of the once great city- state of Sparta. It tells of the life style of a boy from his day of birth to his day in battle. They were raised in a hard life style of training to make them strong. They would train for years, so they could fight for their leaders. The Spartans were a strong force, but when Persia was going to take power, 300 men were ready to die fighting for their leaders. Although they were defeated, they took a large number of the Persian men. I think that this book is a wonderful informational story. It is fascinating because it goes into detail anf is great for people who really like history. It is overall a great book to read. I think this book is great for ages 8 and up because you have to be a little bit older to understand it, but I would recommend this book to everyone because I really enjoyed it.

P.S., St. Puis X School, 7th grade

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