From Ancient Greece to the World War 2 era, American Home School Publishing Books republishes children’s books that are out of print. At Lamp Post, we appreciate their efforts to bring back quality books from a bygone era. Their motto, “In the Interest of Children”™, is appropriate.
American Home School Publishing Books at Lamp Post Homeschool
The Boys’ and Girls’ Herodotus
Lysis Goes to the Play
Other books by Caroline Dale Snedeker include: The Spartan, Theras and His Town, The Forgotten Daughter, A Triumph for Flavius, and The White Isle, all on this page.
“The Spartan is the story of Aristodemos, the only survivor of The Battle of Thermopylae. Follow Aristodemos through his childhood in Athens and Sparta until the great battle is fought.”
“Throughout his life, until his valiant death, Aristodemos searches for redemption for his disgrace. His life touches the lives of Miltiades, Aeschylus, Aristides the Just, Leonidas, and Pindar.”
Theras and His Town
“Young Theras, born an Athenian, is taken to Sparta by a relative when his father is lost at war. He is forced to live like a Spartan, a brutal life with no pity for those who are not physically perfect and totally obedient to Spartan control.”
Lives of Famous Romans
In the Lives of Famous Romans you will find the biographies of twelve famous men of the Roman Empire: Cicero, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Vergil, Horace, Nero, Seneca, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletian, and Constantine.
Paperback, ages 12 to adult.
Caesar’s Gallic War
“In 1961, Olivia Coolidge wrote this account, both factual and fictional, of the Gallic War of 58 to 51 B.C., narrated by a fictitious soldier in Caesar’s army, which provides a more vivid and readable companion to Caesar’s “Commentaries on the Gallic War.”
The Forgotten Daughter
The story of Chloe, the slave daughter of a Roman father and Grecian mother. A 1934 Newbery Honor Book, The Forgotten Daughter is a “captivating story of adventure, love, Chloe’s struggle with the anger and hatred she feels toward her father, and the forgiveness she learns that cleanses her soul.”
A Triumph for Flavius
A Triumph for Flavius is the touching story of a young Roman boy, Flavius and his developing compassion for his captured Greek slave Ariphron.
The White Isle
“The White Isle was one of the first books to bring young people a spirited picture of Roman life in Gaul and Britain and is one of Caroline Dale Snedeker’s finest books.”
This is the story of the exile of a patrician Claudian family in the White Isle. Life in Britain is an adventure for Lavinia, the daughter. Read along as Lavinia travels from Rome through Gaul to Britain where she learns about Christianity.
Twelve Bright Trumpets
Twelve stories that span the Middle Ages from the withdrawal of the Roman legions from Britain to the fall of Venice as Queen of the Sea. Twelve Bright Trumpets is a good tool to teach the general timeline of the Middle Ages to children from ages 10-13.
The Beckoning Road
The Beckoning Road
The Beckoning Road is the sequel to Downright Dency, a Newbery Honor Book. IT takes place around 1825 from Nantucket Island across the northeast to Indiana.
Ages 12 to adult.
We Were There Series
We Were There With Lewis and Clark
American Home School Publishing has reprinted this excellent title from the We Were There With series. Originally published in the 1950s, We Were There With Lewis and Clark chronicles the famous expedition.
We Were There on the Oregon Trail
American Home School Publishing has reprinted this excellent title from the We Were There With series. Originally published in the 1950s, We Were There on the Oregon Trail provides and “historical fiction account” of a young man who travels to Oregon to find his father. Takes place in the 1840s.
We Were There With the Pony Express
American Home School Publishing has reprinted this excellent title from the We Were There With series. Originally published in in the 1950s, We Were There With the Pony Express is a fictional account of the days of the Pony Express.
World War II Era Books
Land of the Morning, A Civilian Internee’s Poignant Memories of Sunshine and Shadows
Land of the Morning is a lovely remembrance of the time when the author lived in the Philippines at a rural mission station in the 1930s. After Pearl Harbor, her family fled but were eventually captured and moved into a prison camp. It is a beautiful story of God’s care and a testimony to the faith of the author and her family.
Hey, Mac! is a combat infantryman’s story of his World war II experiences–mainly in “A” Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division.