Who doesn't love a good story? These unique books will make a history-lover out of you and your children! I read them just for fun. Author Joy Hakim was distressed when her 7th grade daughter thought public school history was dull and she set out to make it interesting for her. This incredible award-winning series is the result! Masterful storyteller, Joy, weaves the exciting adventures that make up the history of our nation so that they read like a novel. You won't find these unique stories and photos elsewhere. I can't imagine a college course containing anything more. Teaching Guide will help you lead your child through discussions, projects and activities to help them synthesize what they have learned. Study guides/tests are included in the Teaching Guide. I initially thought these books were too much of an investment for history, but once I started reading, I was hooked. They are definitely worth the money. (Not written from a Christian perspective, so you will find some "cave man" type info in the first book, and bits of Woman's Lib throughout.) Paperback books, color photos, approximately 200 pages each for ages 11 to adult. Riveting reading—your children are going to love American History! 3rd Edition.