Milton’s Teeth and Ovid’s Umbrella BY: Michael Olmert
Non-Fiction, History 256 pages 9th grade reading level, copyright 1996
This book is worth reading for its chapter on how the Wild West mirrored Medieval England and Spain alone. It also has interesting information on many everyday things, and how they shaped history. That being said, there is one thing we dislike about the book. Reading it one would think that it was written decades ago. It references “common” childhood games that we have never heard of, and talks of local customs around the country still in practice, that may be done by a handful of people in remote areas, but most people again most likely have never heard of. But, reading the book will give you the answer to today’s question of the day.