|About the Book|
Of the books in the series, this one is the most readable that Ive read so far. In the other books (e.g., Greece, The Vikings), each story is given only a couple of pages. The characters never feel like characters and the plot is too sparse to feel like much of a story. In this book, the stories are developed over more pages which allows the characters to become recognizable as distinct personalities. My biggest complaint with the other books was that I couldnt imagine that such flat characters and sparse plots could maintain kids attention. However in this book, Husain is much more successful on both fronts. I dont think theyre exactly gripping stories as theyre presented here, but they are at least stories.