Featuring over 1000 live and updated Internet links to give you all the latest information, this book takes you back in time to the days of the Roman Empire, revealing what life was really like for the Romans and the people they conquered.
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Stewart Ross is one of the world's most prolific writers, with 175+ titles published and several awards, including ALA Book of the Year, ALA Young Adult Book of the Year, and the Benjamin Franklin Prize.
Richard Bonson is an established DK artist known for his lavish and intricate historical cross-sections. His books include Great Wonders of the World and A Journey Through Time.
Grade 3-7–This volume in the hybrid series focuses on life in ancient Rome as seen through the eyes of a family of Africans brought to the city as slaves. Most of the book is made up of DK's usual highly informative, well-illustrated factual descriptions. The edges of each spread tell the fictional story of the family in graphic-novel style. The nonfiction is engrossing, pulling readers into aspects of everyday life, with great cutaways of a variety of buildings and events. The story of a family torn apart, brought back together, and saved at the last moment is fairly unrealistic and unsatisfying compared to the great facts in the book. Readers seeking a graphic novel will be disappointed by the small part this format plays in the book. While overall it is an interesting combination that should appeal to reluctant readers, this title lacks the depth that most students will need for research purposes.–Dawn Rutherford, Kings County Library System, Bellevue, WA
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Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2007. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781405313322
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405313323