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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 05:54 AM
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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
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 06:09 AM
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Barbara Grizzuti-Harrison's Italian Days is a wonderful book. Probably a little advanced for middle schoolers.
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Some good suggestions for kids on this site.

http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/book/children.htm
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 07:31 AM
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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:
www.mcraebooks.com

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
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 07:34 AM
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p.s. Estern, I should also add that the book is part of the "Uncovering History" series, if that helps.
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Old Jul 4th, 2006, 07:36 PM
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I will be off the to bookstore tomorrow.
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