I love reading history to my children. I was thrilled to be asked to complete a homeschool product review on the ebook, King Alfred’s English by Laurie J.White.
King Alfred’s English states to be the only book that explains the history of our language for student’s below the college level.
The theme of the book is the true story of how we got the Bible in English and it’s influence upon our language. I took a high interest in the topic.
We are studying early American History this year, so I was anxious to start reading King Alfred’s English to my 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 10th grader as a read a loud after lunch everyday. They are all boys, too!
I found the book quite interesting and easy to grasp, but my boys were bored to tears. They requested that I choose another book for read a loud after the second week. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed because I found it adventurous and very informative. I was shocked that they didn’t enjoy it because the author refers to many battles in the book.
I really liked how the author referred us to different maps throughout the book. This helped me picture in my mind where the action was taking place. At that time, I passed around my Nook to the boys, so each of them could view the map.
This book is an excellent resource for a family using the Principle Approach in their homeschool. Also, a student who highly enjoys history would appreciate this book. My boys enjoy history, but it’s definitely not their favorite subject.
Although my boys did not appreciate the historical significance of the translation of the Bible into the English language, I felt it was well written and I plan on finishing these read myself.
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You can purchase this book at The ShorterWord for $16.95 or for as low as $5.95 on your Kindle.
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I received King Alfred’s English ebook in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.