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The Night Raid

Written by Caroline Lawrence

Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Historical Fiction

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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+  Best-selling Caroline Lawrence doesn’t skimp on violence in this action-packed story which captures the bravery of two young boys,  survivors of  the carnage of the destruction of the city of Troy. Rye and Nisus are only six and thirteen when the great city falls. Both have suffered terrible tragedy and witnessed appalling violence. Following a leader who is determined to found a new Troy, the boys spend seven years voyaging towards their destination during which they train in all aspects of warfare in order to avenge the death of their respective relatives. When the chance to be heroes comes, Rye and Nisus seize it. But will they survive? And where are the gods when they most need them?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+

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The Night Raid Synopsis

The Trojan War is over. The survivors must find new land on which to settle, and there is war. Euryalus and Nisus, two teenage warriors among Aeneas's Trojan refugees, make a disastrous decision to raid the camp of their enemy.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+

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ISBN: 9781781123669
Publication date: 15/05/2014
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781123669
Publication date: 15th May 2014
Author: Caroline Lawrence
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Historical Fiction
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

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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