This is another of Carole P. Roman’s If You Were Me… books that take the reader back in time. This time we visit Renaissance Italy. The book begins with a brief introduction to the present day
Florence and then
the emergence from the Middle Ages, poverty and isolation of the people, to the
The story tells the life of a wealthy family with servants. It describes their life, work, food, clothing, habits and customs. There are brief bios of twelve famous people of that era. There also an emphasis on the art and artists of the time. This is another great addition to the series.