The pirates of Pompeii

by Lawrence, Caroline.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Fiction J Law
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J Law
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Lawrence
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j Fic Lawrence
Set in the terrifying aftermath of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the third book in this highly praised mystery series takes young sleuth Flavia Gemina and her friends in search of pirates and slave dealers. A fast-paced whodunnit that combines action, well-placed clues, and strong female lead, and a well-realized ancient Roman setting, this is a treat for mystery lovers and history fans alike.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. This third book in the Roman Mysteries series continues the first-century B.C.E. adventures of teen sleuth Flavia and her sidekicks. This title begins in a refugee camp in the aftermath of Vesuvius' eruption. While assisting the camps' doctors, Flavia and her friends discover that many children have disappeared in the chaos. Suspecting a kidnapping plot, the friends investigate, and their inquiries lead them to the opulent villa of a wealthy, charming nobleman. Is he behind the kidnappings? The friends discover the answer in a series of terrifying near-death adventures. As in the series' previous titles, Lawrence combines vivid period details and graceful imagery with a thrilling pace and some gory action scenes, always portraying Flavia and her friends as well-drawn young people whose playfulness, jealousies, outrage, and courage will resonate with contemporary readers. Additional themes of slavery and class issues add depth to the plot, while a glossary defines the many Roman terms used throughout. GillianEngberg."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Flavia Gemina, the teen sleuth of first-century Ostia and heroine of the Roman Mysteries series, cracks her third case in The Pirates of Pompeii by Caroline Lawrence. Mount Vesuvius has just erupted, and refugees stream into camps-where children go missing. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Lawrence, Caroline. Roman mysteries ; bk. 3.
#1 - Thieves of Ostia
#2 - Secrets of Vesuvius
#3 - Pirates of Pompeii
#4 - The Assassins of Rome
#5 - The Dolphins of Laurentum
#6 - The Twelve tasks of Flavia Gemina
#7 - The Enemies of Jupiter
#8 - The Gladiators from Capua
Subjects Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Pirates -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- Fiction.
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79 -- Fiction.
Publisher Brookfield, Conn. :Roaring Brook Press,2003
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Description 161 pages : maps ; 21cm.
ISBN 0761315845 (trade edition)
0761326049 (library binding)
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