Tomas Tuma The Gladiators (Shape Books)

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The Gladiators (Shape Books)

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The new Shape Books series brings the ancient world to three-dimensional life and reveals the most interesting topics from some of the world's most important empires.

Each title is a self-boxed 3-D board book that replicates an iconic structure from an ancient civilization. Page-filling color illustrations and concise text take young readers back in time, where they discover how people lived and what their world looked like. Engaging, interactive and informative, Shape Books are sure to be a hit with curious readers.

Gladiators were an important part of ancient Roman civilization. Most gladiators were unwilling slaves and prisoners of war, but some did win their freedom through their exploits in the arena. This book describes the gladiatorial system, the types of gladiators, their weaponry and the animals they fought. Important architectural features of the Colosseum are also explained.

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Tomás Tuma is an artist and a graphic designer.

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Readers will be intrigued and fascinated as they turn each "page" that is chock full of information and well illustrated. A great way to learn about this ancient sport! (Dig Magazine 2012-05-01)

Though the concept of a shaped board book is not new, the idea of presenting a bit of history in this format is definitely unique.... These titles will prove to be very popular due to their unique and novel quality.... Lucky recipients of any one of the titles will find it to be informative and highly engaging. Highly Recommended. (Gail Hamilton CM 2011-11-25)

A three-dimensional board book in the shape of the Colosseum reveals layer upon layer of history surrounding one of the Roman Empire's most fascinating (and frightening) pastimes: the various weapons employed in the popular battles, the place where wild animals were kept and transported by elevator to the arena, the status of the warriors as slaves and prisoners, and the emperor's role as overseer. (Foreword Reviews)

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