The Ancient Chinese
Gruesome Graves and Evil Emperors
History's Horror Stories
Reading Level: 5
Interest Level: 5-8
This adventurous guide sheds light on the culture of violence and power in Asia during ancient times. Through vivid language and detailed sidebars, young readers will be drawn to all kinds of gory and unsavory topics, including foot binding for young women, the murderous Empress Wu, the deadly search for immortality, and the origins of acupuncture. This narrative grabs readers' attention and will allow them to explore history in a new, exciting way.