The Dogs of Pompeii

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9781453859513: The Dogs of Pompeii

AN ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE STARRING A GIRL, A BOY AND A STREET DOG WITH A PROUD HERITAGE!   
It's CAROLINE's first summer away from home, and she's helping her archaeologist uncle excavate a mysterious villa in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. But when the evil Signor Macchiato threatens to sabotage the project, Caroline faces life-threatening dangers. She's joined by GIANNI, a young Italian guy and NERO, a resourceful stray dog in a breathtaking series of adventures - a kidnapping, a motorcycle chase on the Amalfi Cliffs and a fight for their lives suspended above the flames of a blast furnace. It's a race against time to save Pompeii, its treasures, and THE DOGS OF POMPEII.

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VAUGHAN EDWARDS is one of Hollywood's leading production designers. He was born in Swansea, Wales, and worked for many years in theatre in London and New York before moving on to film and television. He has designed such films as the award winning ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and STEALING HOME, many TV movies, the Spielberg series SEAQUEST and crime series PROFILER and THE DISTRICT. He currently designs CSI - NEW YORK. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

BARRY CREYTON is best known as a star of Australian theatre and television. He was a pioneer of Australian TV comedy and has written extensively for TV and theatre; his plays have been produced around the world, his hit play DOUBLE ACT in more than twenty languages. His recent revue SECRETS EVERY SMART TRAVELER SHOULD KNOW ran for two and a half years in New York. He is the recipient of the prestigious Norman Kessell Award for his contributions to Australian theatre as actor, playwright and director. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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AN ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE. The choice of narration is unique - the book alternates between the journal of Caroline, a young American girl visiting her archeologist uncle in Pompeii, and the memoirs of Nero, one of the local dogs. The two soon team up and with the help of a local Italian boy, Gianni, set out to save Caroline's uncle's dig from impending closure, and the dogs of Pompeii from some pretty nasty dog-catchers. I think kids will particularly enjoy looking at life from a dog's perspective; Nero cracks jokes, is frequently exasperated by his human allies, and has a knack for getting himself into trouble. The story is set against the backdrop of an archeological dig in Pompeii with an excursion to the Amalfi Coast - the perfect setting for a Vespa chase scene. The glossary of Italian terms at the end, with a guide to pronunciation, are a nice addition. --Australian Bookseller Magazine Andrea Hanke

THIS COMPELLING ADVENTURE, SET AROUND THE RUINS OF POMPEII, ABOUNDS IN EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT ACTION. Unscrupulous developers are determined not to let anything get in the way of their plans to build a resort over the ancient ruins of Pompeii - not the work of the archaeologists nor the 'Dogs of Pompeii'. Caroline, the niece of the dig's supervising professor, shares the story with an endearing stray dog, Nero (who cites Humphrey Bogart as a role model). While each character independently observes the interaction of the unscrupulous developers with their environment, they are drawn together by a common cause - to stop the destruction of Pompeii's heritage. Further adventures of Caroline and Nero are promised.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. --Queensland Government, New curriculum titles.

FUNNY, STYLISH, AND INCREDIBLY IMAGINATIVE: "The Dogs of Pompeii" is all that and more. Authors Barry Creyton and Vaughan Edwards brilliantly manage to walk that razor thin line between entertaining kids and appealing to adults as well. What emerges is a skillfully rendered, magical tale that readers of any age can embrace with all their hearts. This mixture of mystery, art, history, fiction, and anthropomorphic creativity is irresistible. --SAM BERNSTEIN, Screenwriter, Producer, Hollywood, California

A rollicking good adventure with lots of humor! Book 2 is on the way. Narration of the adventure switches between 15 year old Caroline, an American girl visiting her archaeologist uncle, and Nero, one of the dogs of Pompeii. NERO IS MY HERO! --DYMOCKS BOOKSTORE AUSTRALIA, STAFF RECOMMENDATION

HOW DOGS THINK. For those who have ever wondered what and how dogs think, here's a story to answer your questions. And you can laugh your way through the knowledge with this entertaining book. FIVE STARS --GOOD READING MAGAZINE

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