"Socrates remains a seminal figure in the history of ideas - ideas which, as Usher, a Classics professor, brilliantly proves, are not beyond the abilities of even younger readers to absorb. An intimate, memorable, outstanding introduction."
--Starred review, Kirkus Reviews
"While large in scope, Usher (who drew entirely from ancient sources, mainly Plato's dialogues) keeps the ideas clear-cut and accessible, making this Socrates for the school-age set a fine introduction to philosophy." --Starred review, Publishers Weekly
"Usher distills the essence of Socrates's thinking into approachable terms. Anyone wishing to introduce the field of philosophy to students would find this offering a useful starting point." --School Library Journal
"Parents who can't wait to introduce their elementary school progeny to Socrates will find this an original choice." --Booklist