Who Loves Me?
Quis me amat?
By Marie Carducci Bolchazy
Illustrated by Michelle Fraczek
Translated by Mardah B.C. Weinfield
Family love and closeness in Latin, for kids.
Aided by original artwork and an English translation, children learn the Latin words for family members: mother, father, sister, brother, grandfather, grandmother, uncle and aunt (father's brother and sister), uncle and aunt (mother's brother and sister), and cousins. The book begins with "This is a picture of me," and the child gets to draw his image or affix a photo. The original artwork is charming and creative. A complete vocabulary, with emphasis on derivatives, and pronunciation guide are provided; a recording of the text is also available.
Experts recommend that children start a foreign language as early as possible. With this book, a child can start learning Latin at age four. Latin is an excellent foreign language to select. Just ask any lawyer, doctor, scientist, nurse, or linguist.
Click here to listen to the recording.
- Latin book for primary-age children: a rarity!
- Carefully researched Latin
- Latin text available on CD and on the Bolchazy-Carducci website
- Pronunciation guide and vocabulary with emphasis on derivatives
- English translation
- Charming original line drawings
- Special notes on the value of Latin and on Latin word endings
Marie Carducci Bolchazy has a doctoral degree in education. She currently works full-time at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, one of whose specialties is Latin books. The “I Am Reading Latin” series is her response to frequent customer requests for primary-level Latin books.
Mardah B.C. Weinfield holds Master of Arts degrees in both Latin and education. She has been studying Latin and teaching it for over twenty years, most recently to her sons William and Samuel.
Michelle Kathryn Fraczek, graduate of Wheeling High School (2004). Her hobbies are drawing and painting, and she loves the Beatles. Michelle is also the illustrator of What Will I Eat? (Quid Edam?)
While children's books have been translated into Latin, it is rare to find any that are designed for students as young as four. Furthermore, the quality of the Latin would satisfy any classicist.
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