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The Thieves of Ostia

by Caroline Lawrence

Hachette Children's | April 1, 2002 | Mass Market Paperbound

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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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.62 in

Published: April 1, 2002

Publisher: Hachette Children's

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1842550209

ISBN - 13: 9781842550205

Found in: Reference and Language
Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated out of 5 by from The Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence make a fantastic and educational addition to any child's book collection. The four protagonists each have a unique take on life as they each represent a different aspect of the ancient Roman social structure. The mysteries that bring the children together are engaging and well written, and teach the reader about ancient Rome without them even realizing it. Each book in the series brings the children to a different city where they have to use their ingenuity to problem solve and deal with adversity. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2012-12-24

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The Thieves of Ostia

The Thieves of Ostia

by Caroline Lawrence

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.62 in

Published: April 1, 2002

Publisher: Hachette Children's

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1842550209

ISBN - 13: 9781842550205

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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'.
Visit Caroline's website at http://www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.

Editorial Reviews

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

Appropriate for ages: 7