Latin for Beginners (Passport's Language Guides

Book cover: 'Latin for Beginners (Passport's Language Guides'
Author(s): 
Angela Wilkes
Copyright: 
1995
Publisher: 
Usborne
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
50 pages
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Review: 

In the typical Usborne style, this book offers lots and lots of cartoon-like pictures with Latin dialogue and descriptions and quite a bit of grammar and other tidbits along the way. The pictures are a little goofy (I think they use the same pictures for all the different languages they have out in this series), but the book is packed with content (particularly for the price). This might make an especially nice supplement for grade school students studying Latina Christiana or another early Latin text. Students at this age level will often enjoy writing little notes or dialogues in Latin and this would make a good source of additional vocabulary. It's also fun to have around the house to absorb a little Latin as a family.

Review Date: 
8-2-04
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