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estern1 Jul 3rd, 2006 05:54 AM

Good reads
We are about to embark on a family trip to Italy and are very excited. After reading the threads on reads for Venice, can people recommend good reads for Italy in general? Any thoughts about reads for middle schoolers?
Thanks in advance

Guy18 Jul 3rd, 2006 06:09 AM

Barbara Grizzuti-Harrison's Italian Days is a wonderful book. Probably a little advanced for middle schoolers.

gemelli Jul 3rd, 2006 07:05 AM

Some good suggestions for kids on this site.

Tiff Jul 3rd, 2006 07:31 AM

Hi estern,

During our stay in Italy, we purchased "Everyday Life In The Renaissance" by Antony Mason.

They do have a website, and perhaps you could buy it online:

It would be perfect for middle schoolers, but in all honesty, you would probably enjoy it equally (we did, ha).

Have fun in Italy, it is so wonderful, Tiff

Tiff Jul 3rd, 2006 07:34 AM

p.s. Estern, I should also add that the book is part of the "Uncovering History" series, if that helps.

estern1 Jul 4th, 2006 07:36 PM

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will be off the to bookstore tomorrow.

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