Son of Spartapuss by Robin Price

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The Olympuss Games series is set in ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Cats rule the world, people have never existed. This 4 book quest is a 'purrfect' way of bringing history alive for 6-8 year olds.

Each title is packed with fun historical facts about ancient Greece and ancient Rome and there are photocopiable writing resources to download from the publisher


Son of Spartapuss by Robin Price

New to Rome, the Son of Spartapuss has a lot to learn. When a mysterious stranger offers to pay his debts, he finds himself in the School for Strays which turns out to be a school for gladiators. Join the Son of Spartapuss and his fiery friend Furia as they battle their way from gladiator school in Rome to the Olympuss Games.


Reviews for this series for younger readers:

'This series is an excellent way to introduce young readers (6+) to the world of ancient Greece and Rome; they make good class readers. Lively illustrations by Chris Watson add to the enjoyment.' Parents in Touch

'Spartapuss is already the star of a great series and now younger readers can enjoy his son's exploits in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Not the ancient worlds you may know, though - humans have never existed here. Son of Spartapuss has a lot to learn when a mysterious stranger offers to pay his debts he finds himself in the School for Strays, a school for gladiators.. and en route to the Olympuss Games. If you love puns, then you are in for a real treat! And if you don't, but want to learn a bit of ancient history whilst enjoying a fun story, either way, this is a great series for you!' Parents In Touch

Reviews of the Original Spartapuss series:

'A highly original story with lots of scope for giggles... can't fail to delight cat fans (or otherwise) everywhere!' -

'Cat-tastic!' - London Evening Standard

"An exciting series... thrillers that you can't put down 'til you've read the whole thing!" - Flora Murray, The Journal of Classics Teaching

'This witty Roman romp is history with cattitude.' - Junior Magazine (Scholastic)

About the Author

Robin Price

Robin Price is the author of three historical series’ Spartapuss , The Olympuss Games and Beowuff – where cats and dogs rule the world. His graphic novel London Deep was chosen as a Recommend Read for World Book Day in 2011. An Olivier nominated songwriter, Robin writes songs for Tall Stories theatre company. His writing credits include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom (by Julia Donaldson) and a musical version of Something Else by the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. When he’s not writing books. Robin leads creative writing workshops for kids and has run writing workshops for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and The Young Archaeologists Club.

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96 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2014




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