This is a grand adventure set in Ancient Times where the Hittites were a powerful force to be reckoned with, Judges ruled in fledgling Israel, and the early Greeks, or Mycenaeans, were growing in power.
Now, I know it’s a book for kids, but it had me hooked from chapter one. Hittite Warrior by Joanne Williamson is a grand visit to the days of the Hittites, the Mycenaeans, the Philistines, and the Phoenicians.
And did I mention Israel during the times of the Judges (Deborah, Barak)?
The story begins in a Hittite village where Uriah Tarhund, the son of a horse breeder, lives. As the adventure beings, Egypt has a huge empire in the south and the Hittites rule the north.
The Canaanites carry on as merchants even when they are under and occupying enemy. But a new enemy is coming. The Mycenaeans (Ancient Greeks) from the West (Crete, Aegean Penisula, islands in the Mediterranean Sea) are expanding their power.
With one adventure after another, Uriah meets Judge Deborah, Commander Barak, King Sisera, as well as people from Egypt, Cush, Philistia, and Egypt. The story captivated my heart, but when I was finished with the book, I realized that I had learned so much about that time in history.
If you are studying Ancient History, this would be a great addition to your course. More importantly, this would be a great addition to your home library for reading any time by any age. For those whose reading skill level keeps them from reading this book on their own, may I suggest this story as a great family read-aloud.
If you enjoy learning about ancient civilizations, you will enjoy my Ancient History Cookbook, available at Amazon.com. The E-book is available at PayHip. Packed with recipes, information, and resource lists, it will be a hit with the whole family. In our house, we believe that history should be fun!
Another resource we have available is Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig, Let's Have Our Own Ancient Greek Olympic Games, and Ancient History Timeline.
What fun to study Ancient Times!
Be blessed....every day...in every way.
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)