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Colossus of Rhodes (Roman Mysteries #9)

Author(s): Caroline Lawrence

Children's fiction

Spring AD 80. The sailing season has begun. Lupus decides to see if his mother is still alive and to follow his uncle's dying wish. The friends sail to the island of Rhodes, site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world...and base of a criminal mastermind!


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Book 9 in a series which has sold over 900,000 copies since first publication in September 2001. No comparable series exists and we have 16 titles contracted. The Romans are part of National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2. Terrific storytelling combined with authentic historical detail. Rights to have been sold in 17 territories. Inspiration for the prime time BBC TV series. Series described as 'immensely readable' by the Times Educational Supplement. On 'Secrets of Vesuvius' - 'an interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing.' School Librarian

'the usual appealing mix of mystery, history, humour, myth and adventure... keeps up the momentum of this excellent series.' -- Rowan Stanfield ACHUKA

Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and in addition to writing her books is very active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.

General Fields

  • : 9781842551387
  • : Orion Children's Books
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : 0.0
  • : January 2005
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Lawrence
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 212
  • : 1 Diagram(s),3 Map(s)