Meryt-Re, a 13-year-old orphan living in Set-Maat, Egypt, during the building of the pharaohs’ tombs, tries to come to terms with her ability to see the truth in dreams while also attempting to determine who is trying to overthrow the village foreman.
Outlines the history, origins and different perspectives of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Fourteen-year-old Mitra, of royal Persian lineage, and her 5-year-old brother, Babak, whose dreams foretell the future, flee for their lives in the company of the magus Melchoir and two other Zoroastrian priests, traveling through Persia as they follow star signs leading to a newly-born king in Bethlehem.
Thrown out of her home by her stepmother in 1670, 15-year-old Eliza Rose becomes a companion to Nell Gwyn, a mistress of Charles II, and learns a surprising truth about her parentage.
The war horse Bucephalas recounts his adventures from 344-323 B.C. with Alexander the Great and his relationship with a groom who has prophetic dreams.
Upon returning to Italy, 14-year-old Roberto struggles to survive, first on his own, then as a member of the resistance, fighting against the Nazi occupiers while yearning to reach home safely and for an end to the war.
Cursed at birth, the beautiful and ruthless young Erzebet Bathory becomes obsessed with achieving eternal youth and begins to bathe in the blood of virgin girls to preserve her beauty. Based on the life of the “Blood Countess,” who lived in Hungary in the 1500s.
Salt has shaped ancient civilizations, helped build empires led to major scientific developments. An unusual look at a substance, salt, has fascinated and preoccupied economies since the beginning of time is provided.
The Atlas of Ancient Egypt explores the contrasting landscapes of desert, delta, and river valley, focusing on Egypt’s natural environment, plants and animals, people and industries, and cities and cemeteries.
Introduces the history and political situation in Cambodia, and presents a variety of young refugees, who describe the reasons why they had to leave, their travels as refugees, and their experiences adjusting to a new country.