The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers (The Thrifty Guides #3) (Paperback)

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers (The Thrifty Guides #3) By Jonathan W. Stokes, Xavier Bonet (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers (The Thrifty Guides #3) (Paperback)


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From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny!

The Thrifty Guide to the Ancient Greece: A Handbook for Time Travelers is a snappy, informative travel guide containing information vital to the sensible time traveler:

  *  How can I find a decent tunic that won't break my bank account?
  *  Where can I score cheap theater tickets in ancient Athens?
  *  What do I do if I'm being attacked by an army of one million Persians?

This two-color book is filled with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay and top attractions (Don't miss the first-ever Olympics!), and tips on who to have lunch with (Alexander the Great and his horse, Bucephalus, naturally). If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need.
Jonathan Stokes ( is a former teacher who is now a rising star as a Hollywood screenwriter. He has written screenplays on assignment for Warner Brothers, Universal, Fox, Paramount, New Line, and Sony/Columbia. Inspired by a childhood love of The Goonies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Jonathan wrote his first novel, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas, published by Philomel in 2016. Born in Manhattan, he currently resides in Los Angeles, where he can be found showing off his incredible taste in dishware and impressive 96% accuracy with high fives.

Xavier Bonet is an illustrator and comic book artist who lives in Barcelona with his wife and two children. He has illustrated a number of middle grade books including Omnia, by Laura Gallego; Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories series; and the Keepers trilogy, by Lian Tanner. He loves all things retro, video games, and Japanese food, but above all, spending time with his family. Visit him at and follow him on Twitter or Instagram @xbonetp.
Product Details ISBN: 9781101998168
ISBN-10: 1101998164
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: August 20th, 2019
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: The Thrifty Guides
Praise for The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Greece:

"this history book [is] anything but dry" --Booklist

Praise for the Thrifty Guides series:

"These books are educational and entertaining as all get out!" Kids Blog

"Stokes’s practice as a screenwriter is evident; readers will feel like they’re in a blockbuster film. A high interest video game-like exploration of the American Revolution."--School Library Journal

"An entertaining introduction to America's War for Independence conveyed with enough kid-friendly humor that it may make those who dismiss history as a bore reconsider."--Kirkus Reviews

"Easy to read, will engage reluctant readers of history, and spur discussions."--School Library Connection

"A very funny tour of Rome’s bloody and tumultuous past."--Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining introduction to ancient Rome with kid-friendly humor that may make those convinced that history is boring reconsider."--Kirkus Reviews

"A unique presentation that’s written casually and feels more approachable than a litany of facts. Fans of the 'You Wouldn’t Want to Be a…' series looking for something just a tad more sophisticated will find a lot to love."--School Library Journal