Famous Figures of Ancient Times

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Timberdoodle's Review
Famous Figures of Ancient Times
If you have multiple children, then you no doubt have noticed the unique proclivities of each one. Our middle child lived for art. Her most prized possessions were a tape dispenser, scissors, and endless amounts of paper. Famous Figures of Ancient Times was made for such a child.

While you read historical accounts aloud, your avid artist can color in the detailed figures of twenty people who shaped history, such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and his elephant, and others. Colorful characters are printed on heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal. Cut out the pieces, punch holes where directed, and attach common fasteners to allow their arms and legs to move and their swords and shields to flash. For the meticulous child who wants to color it exactly right, matching pre-colored action figures are also included.

"Great for kids who like crafts: Detailed, colored figures from history, from Narmer to Augustine, to cut out and assemble. The figures are on cardstock with moveable joints. Good for decorating timelines or just for fun."
— Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, authors of The Story of the World
Figures Include:
  • Narmer
  • Khufu
  • Sargon the Great
  • Hammurabi
  • Moses
  • King David
  • Ashurbanipal
  • Nebuchadnezzar II
  • Cyrus the Great
  • A Greek Hoplite
  • Qin Shi Huangdi
  • Aristotle
  • Alexander the Great
  • Hannibal
  • Hannibal's Elephant
  • Julius Caesar
  • Caesar Augustus
  • Jesus
  • Constantine
  • Augustine

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie
    Number of Pages: 96
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Figures in Motion
    Edition: 2nd Edition, now includes 21 figures
    Year of Publication: 2009
    Made In: China
    ISBN: 9780981856605
    Age Recommendation: 9-12 years
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No
    Faith-Based: No. Covers some historical figures that have religious as well as secular significance, but remains historical rather than inspirational.

    Awards and Endorsements:
    Mom's Choice Gold Award
    2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
    Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Book Publishers Awards
    2009 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
    2009 IndieFab Award Finalist
    Independent Book Publishers Association - Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist
    2009 Family Choice Award

    Famous Figures of Ancient Times Review by Farm Fresh Adventures

    review by Farm Fresh Adventures

    ”I love the concept of having the characters to tie into what we are learning!”

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    Famous Figures of Ancient Times Review by To Sow a Seed

    review by To Sow a Seed

    ”I’d definitely recommend them as a fun and engaging resource to compliment Story of the World, Children’s History of the World, or a trip through an Usborne or Kingfisher history encyclopedia.”

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    Famous Figures of Ancient Times Review by Project Happy Home

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 68 reviews
    Great add on the Story of the World

    I love how it goes with Story of the World and I can also use it for 2 kids. My daughter who likes to color does the coloring one and my son who doesn't just cuts and puts together the one that's already colored.

    Gabrielle C.
    Great Companion to SOTW!

    We are listening to Story of the World (SOTW), read by Jim Weiss. We listen in the car, and while driving, my 4 and 6 yo boys try to find the figures that correspond to the stories, and most match up! We haven't actually assembled them yet, bc we enjoy the hunt so much! Now that we've done so much listening, we are going to assemble the figures so we can act out the stories we've been hearing. Love this resource! Only lost one star bc I wish it had some ordinary people from ancient times, to flesh out the time period better

    Maggie P.
    Can’t wait to get started

    We bought this with our curriculum kit. My daughter is excited to get started. Note it does not come with moveable joints. I will need to purchase this separate (hence why we have not started) overall it is a fun way to bring history to life.

    Deborah K.
    Both kids 4 and 6 love it!

    I'd recommend laminating them before cutting them out for reusability, like we did. Both kids love pulling the figures out which really helps the lesson come alive. We will be getting the next set for sure.

    Rachel H.
    Bring History to Life

    I loved these paper dolls. They were a lot of work to cut out (which I ended up doing most of the time because there are a lot of detailed pieces to cut out). The kinds of dolls marry up perfectly with the History text book that Timberdoodle offers (of course I didn't prep well enough ahead of time to sync them up... but, I had it down by the end). My 4yo loved playing with the dolls more then my 6yo, but they were a fun way to bring history to life. Last, it would be nice if Timberdoodle offered the mini brads and mini hole punch that you need to put these together. I ended up contacting the company that makes the dolls and purchased from there.