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The Thieves of Ostia (Paperback)

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Flavia Gemina is brilliant at finding things, so it's natural for her to solve mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in AD 79, she acquires a gang of three friends who help her. There is Jonathan, the Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, the African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. Together they work out who severed the heads of the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why he did it. Caroline Lawrence is a terrific storyteller and a delightfully readable and accessible writer with characters that children will relate to. Her picture of daily life in Ancient Rome is wonderfully vivid. But "The Thieves of Ostia" is first and foremost a whodunnit, with lots of twist and cliffhangers--and a mystery for the reader to solve.

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence est nee a Londres, mais c'est a Bakersfield, en Californie, qu'elle a grandi. Apres des etudes de lettres classiques, d'art et d'archeologie, elle retourne en Angleterre pour entamer des etudes hebraiques et juives. Elle devient professeur dans une ecole primaire. En 2000, Caroline publie le premier tome des Mysteres Romains, une saga qui met en scene quatre adolescents dans la Rome Antique: une facon pour elle de combiner son amour de l'histoire, des langues anciennes et des voyages avec le plaisir de l'ecriture. Une serie de 14 tomes qui lui vaut le prix Classical Association en 2009.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781842550205
ISBN-10: 1842550209
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Publication Date: April 2002
Pages: 195
Language: English