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Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her. There is Jonathan, the Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, the African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. Together they work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why he did it. Caroline Lawrence is a terrific storyteller and a delightfully readable and accessible writer with characters that children will relate to. Her picture of daily life in Ancient Rome is wonderfully vivid. But The Thieves of Ostia is first and foremost a whodunnit, with lots of twist and cliffhangers—and a mystery for the reader to solve.

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Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's home.

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Paperback edition of the first in the historical adventure series, published alongside the third story "The Pirates Of Pompeii". Readership level: 9+.

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence grew up in California and went to England when she won a scholarship to Cambridge to study classical archaeology, which she followed with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of London. She is the author of The Roman Mysteries, which has been turned into a television series for BBC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842550205
Author:
LAWRENCE, CAROLINE
Publisher:
Orion Children's Books
Location:
N
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Roman Mysteries
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5.5 x 4 in
Age Level:
12-14

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Product details 208 pages Gardners Books Limited - English 9781842550205 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's home.
"Synopsis" by , Paperback edition of the first in the historical adventure series, published alongside the third story "The Pirates Of Pompeii". Readership level: 9+.
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