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Mar 23, 2004
| 236 Minutes
| 12-14 years
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Mar 23, 2004 | ISBN 9780807223437 | 12-14 years
The place is Ostia, the port of Rome. Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain’s daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure. Set in a graveyard, marketplace, and courtyards of a Roman city, this fast-paced mystery paints a vivid picture of the life in ancient times.When the dogs on Flavia’s street start dying, she is determined to find out who is killing them–and why. Her investigation leads her to three extraordinary people: Jonathan, her new neighbor; Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. They become firm friends as they search for the killer, narrowly escape being kidnapped by a slave dealer, and uncover a series of burglaries.
Caroline Lawrence grew up in Bakersfield, California, and claims that some of her ancestors were pioneers, teamsters, and newspapermen. Caroline moved to England to study classics at Cambridge University. After a decade of immersing herself in Roman history to write the Roman… More about Caroline Lawrence
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