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Roman Quests

Written by Caroline Lawrence

Part of the The Roman Quests Series

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Escape from Rome Book 1

The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. 


Roman Quests Synopsis

The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.

His task: To avoid capture and death. His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain. His destiny: To save the children.

Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of The Roman Mysteries, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2.

Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.

Roman Quests Press Reviews

A brilliant page-turner which will undoubtedly keep KS2 children on the edge of their seats. If only all historical fiction was as carefully researched as this.  English 4-11

This is a fast-paced, exciting and dramatic story... -- Juliette, Pop Classics

This is a very atmospheric, exciting story full of historical detail and surprises. - Primary Times Hampshire

There is an excellent history lesson nestling among all the adventures the children encounter -- Ann Giles  The Book Witch

This exciting adventure really captures the attention as well as being packed with authentic historical detail -- Parents in Touch

Full of thrills and excitement from the very first sentence. -- Linda Lawlor  The Bookbag

Promising to be just as thrilling and richly detailed as her Roman Mysteries.  The Bookseller

Praise for The Roman Mysteries;

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 

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ISBN: 9781510100237
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781510100237
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: Caroline Lawrence
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction

About Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence was our Guest Editor in September 2102 - Click here to see her selections. Caroline Lawrence was born in London. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist. When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, ...

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