The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia

Caroline Lawrence

6-9 years
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01 April 2002
9781842550205
208 pages
Synopsis

The first in Caroline Lawrence's internationally bestselling Roman Mysteries series, re-issued with a fantastic new cover look.

Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD79, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.
A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.

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

immensely readable

TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

Instantly accessible adventure ... trans-century appeal

THE GUARDIAN