The Barbarians have invaded Rome, and we are shifting the focus to the East. A band of Schleich Arabian Figures, and a copy of The Arabian Nights have taken up residence on our coffee table.
If you do read-alouds (and have the ability to edit a few steamy passages while reading) Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher is fascinating. I read it for my own pleasure a few months back. Because I’m eager to move onward, I don’t think I’ll linger on the Arabians long enough to read it to the girls right now, but am tucking it away for a future journey through the ages.