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); Nubia,...

Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband in London and is an active speaker at schools and festivals. She was the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'.

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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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an interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing.-School Librarian