The only guidebook you need for your next time travel vacation!The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers
is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler: *
How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account? *
Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens? *
What do I do if I'm being attacked by an army of one million Persians?
This two-color book is filled with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions (Don't miss the first-ever Olympics!), and tips on who to have lunch with (Alexander the Great and his horse, Bucephalus, naturally). If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need.
September 11, 2018
Jonathan Stokes (www.jonathanwstokes.com) is a former teacher who is now a rising star as a Hollywood screenwriter. He has written screenplays on assignment for Warner Brothers, Universal, Fox, Paramount, New Line, and Sony/Columbia. Inspired by a childhood love of The Goonies
and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
, Jonathan wrote his first novel, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas
, published by Philomel in 2016. Born in Manhattan, he currently resides in Los Angeles, where he can be found showing off his incredible taste in dishware and impressive 96% accuracy with high fives.
Xavier Bonet is an illustrator and comic book artist who lives in Barcelona with his wife and two children. He has illustrated a number of middle grade books including Omnia,
by Laura Gallego; Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories series; and the Keepers trilogy, by Lian Tanner. He loves all things retro, video games, and Japanese food, but above all, spending time with his family. Visit him at www.xavierbonet.net/ and follow him on Twitter or Instagram @xbonetp.
Praise for The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece:
"this history book [is] anything but dry" --Booklist
Praise for the Thrifty Guides series:
"These books are educational and entertaining as all get out!"--BN.com Kids Blog
"Stokes’s practice as a screenwriter is evident; readers will feel like they’re in a blockbuster film. A high interest video game-like exploration of the American Revolution."--School Library Journal
"An entertaining introduction to America's War for Independence conveyed with enough kid-friendly humor that it may make those who dismiss history as a bore reconsider."--Kirkus Reviews
"Easy to read, will engage reluctant readers of history, and spur discussions."--School Library Connection
"A very funny tour of Rome’s bloody and tumultuous past."--Publishers Weekly
"An entertaining introduction to ancient Rome with kid-friendly humor that may make those convinced that history is boring reconsider."--Kirkus Reviews
"A unique presentation that’s written casually and feels more approachable than a litany of facts. Fans of the 'You Wouldn’t Want to Be a…' series looking for something just a tad more sophisticated will find a lot to love."--School Library Journal