Mission to Marathon by Geoffrey Trease
  

Mission to Marathon

Written by Geoffrey Trease
Part of the Flashbacks Series

7+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

A brilliant evocation of the moment when the Persians invaded Greece and landed at Marathon, the place that enshrined forever because of the runs named after it.

The dangers of the past are vividly brought to life in this thrilling short story.

Synopsis

Mission to Marathon by Geoffrey Trease

A story set in Ancient Greece. When news reaches Athens that Persian ships are about to invade Greece, Philip knows that his uncle and grandmother are in great danger. As his brothers and father are busy preparing for war, he is the only one who can cross the mountains and warn his family. The race is on... but will he reach them in time?

Reviews

Suitable for reading or being read the books are attractively designed, accessible and include a Glossary and Historical Notes. At just GBP4.99, they are a valuable addition to any school library. Special Children (May 2006)

About the Author

Geoffrey Trease

Geoffrey Trease, who was born in Nottingham in 1909 and died in 1998, was a prolific writer, publishing over 110 books between 1934 (Bows Against the Barons) and 1997 (Cloak for a Spy). His work has been translated into 20 languages.

He is best known for writing children's historical novels, whose content reflects his insistence on historically correct backgrounds, which he meticulously researched. However, with his ground-breaking study "Tales Out of School" (1949), he was also a pioneer of the idea that children's literature should be a serious subject for study and debate. When he began his career, his radical viewpoint was a refreshing change from the conventional and often jingoistic tone of most children's literature of the time, and he was one of the first authors who deliberately set out to appeal to both boys and girls and to feature strong leading characters of both sexes.


More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: 8-11

Author

Geoffrey Trease
More books by Geoffrey Trease

Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2006

ISBN

9780713676778

Categories


We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools