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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.
The Olympuss Games series, of which this is book three, is set in ancient Rome, the twist however is that cats rule the world and people have never existed. Hero and narrator of the stories is Son of Spartapuss, a young ginger cat from the land of Kitons, i.e. Britain – the stories are absolutely littered with cat puns - and in this episode, he and his companions are shipwrecked near Knossos and find themselves in the labyrinth facing the terrifying Minopaw. The stories are fun and exciting and the descriptions of life in classical Rome are actually very accurate. Young classicists will enjoy picking up all the references, while those who know less about the ancient world will want to find out more.
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 www.mogzilla.co.uk.
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