Well, I decided to order this book to add to our homeschool History lesson on Homer. We had already read about the Trojan War so I thought they would find it interesting. The oldest said, " Ehhh." He was not thrilledbut he did sit still and listen. He was also able to answer questions so I know he didn't mind it. My middle thought it was really cool. The thing is I enjoyed it! I sorta knew what was going to happen even though I had never really read anything Homer in my high school. (I didn't even read the required readings let alone branch out - all I read back then were romance novels lol!) It took awhile to get through this book even though it was a short book. The problem were all the Greek names. They killed us! I was reading it aloud and it was a bit difficult to have some of the countries and people's names roll off the tongue. What I think the kid's really liked was how we had already read the Percy Jackson books 1 & 2 so this story had all the same places in it. It was fun to relate and discuss the two for sure. Anyways if you kid's like adventure I say give it a try. If anything it will prepare them for the harder stuff when they get into the high school years.
So homeschoolers what is your current read aloud together book?