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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.
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.
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
|Publication date:||5th May 2016|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction|
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, ...More About Caroline Lawrence