Synopses & Reviews
With her signature comic-strip style, Marcia Williams takes us behind the scenes of some of ancient Romes most famous moments.
Meet Dormeo: gladiator, dormouse, berry-nibbler, and guide to ancient Rome. Hes about to lead a tour — from the temperamental gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to the wolf-raised Romulus and Remus, from the birth of the Roman Republic to the death of Julius Caesar. On the way are fascinating glimpses of life as a Roman citizen, from families to festivals, gladiators to guards, as well as a look at some of Romes best-known emperors (good and not so good). Vibrant, engaging, and packed with Marcia Williamss trademark warmth and humor, this graphic storybook is a young readers ideal introduction to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
About the Author
Marcia Williams has written and illustrated many books in her highly successful and entertaining comic-strip style. Among her many retellings are Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs, Greek Myths, Tales from Shakespeare, and More Tales from Shakespeare. Marcia Williams lives in London.