The Thieves of Ostia

Paperback | April 1, 2002

byCaroline Lawrence

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The first in Caroline Lawrence's internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look.

Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.
A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.

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The first in Caroline Lawrence's internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look. Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubi...

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.62 inPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Hachette Children'sLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1842550209

ISBN - 13:9781842550205

Appropriate for ages: 7

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This was a very exciting and intriguing book - I couldn't put it down!-Megan Whiteman (aged 11)