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by Caroline Lawrence

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Author: Caroline Lawrence
ISBN: 0142401188
ISBN13: 978-0142401187
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin (May 24, 2004)
Pages: 192
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THE SECRETS OF VESUVIUS in the immensely readable Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence again features a kind of classical famous five: Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, plus Scuto the dog, meet the great Pliny while on holiday in Pompeii and end up near Mount Vesuvius on the fateful night it erupted.

The Roman Mysteries Series. 17 primary works, 27 total works. She solves mysteries with an assortment of friends from a wide range of Roman life. Book 2. The Secrets of Vesuvius. by Caroline Lawrence. Flavia Gemina is a 'girl-detective' in first century Rome, in this series for children (ages 9-14). Flavia lives in Ostia, Rome's port, with her sea captain father. German: Im Auftrag der Wölfin.

The Roman Mysteries is a series of historical novels for children by Caroline Lawrence

The Roman Mysteries is a series of historical novels for children by Caroline Lawrence. The first book, The Thieves of Ostia, was published in 2001, finishing with The Man from Pomegranate Street, published in 2009, and 17 more novels were planned, plus a number of "mini-mysteries" and companion titles. The books take place in the ancient Roman Empire during the reign of the Emperor Titus.

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The Secrets of Vesuvius is the second book in Caroline Lawrence's The Roman Mysteries. It is published by Orion Books.

The Secrets of Vesuvius is the second book in Caroline Lawrence's The Roman Mysteries. Flavia Gemina, Jonathan, Lupus and Nubia - friends and detectives - sail to the Bay of Naples to spend the summer with Flavia's uncle, who lives near Pompeii. There they uncover a riddle that may lead them to great treasure. Meanwhile, tremors shake the ground, animals behave strangely, and people dream of impeding doom

ROMAN MYSTERIES: 02 The Secrets of Vesuvius, Книги 2 Caroline Lawrence . Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.

Caroline Lawrence is American. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'.

Caroline Lawrence, Andrew Davidson. It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. Once they arrive, they. Once they arrive, they are soon absorbed in a quest to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes: Mount Vesuvius erupts and the friends must flee for their lives! Not just a mystery - this is an absolutely thrilling action adventure that brings history to life! show more.

This second in a series of Roman mysteries follows the children as they travel by sailboat, explore vineyards, and celebrate a Roman festival on the beach at Herculaneum in . 79-not realizing they are in terrible danger. Will they solve their riddle? And more importantly, will they survive the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii?

Ten-year-old Flavia and her friends encounter the Roman admiral Pliny before making a journey to her uncle's farm near Mt. Vesuvius, where they try to solve a riddle, reunite a family, and get out of the path of a natural disaster. Reprint.
Comments to eBook Roman Mysteries : Secrets of Vesuvius (Roman Mysteries)
Kalrajas
I bought this for my fifth grade class, because I need engaging, well written historical fiction for them. Luckily I read it first. I enjoyed the story very much. The writing was descriptive and the characters were engaging. There were some adult issues in the book which made it "too adult" to put in my fifth grade classroom library. Spoilers! One of the characters suspects that his wife has been unfaithful and has had a baby by another man. I won't say whom because you may want to buy this for your older student. My opinion (you may agree or disagree) was that this subject made my decide not to invest in the whole series for my classroom. That being said, I am planning on reading more to see if there are any I can use in my class, because the writing style was such that I know my kiddos would like it!
Makaitist
This series was very useful when I was trying to woo my 11 year-old stepdaughter away from TV and back to reading. Sad to say, TV and computer games are so dynamic that books often can't compete with them for a child's attention.

However this series, following the adventures of young sleuth Flavia and her friends, has enough pow wham and boom to be absolutely gripping. Set in the aftermath of the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, this is a powerful story with many modern resonances, while remaining historically correct and well-written.

Highly recommended to young readers who want a thrilling read.
Grotilar
The book introduces Pompei and surroundings - a wonderful preparation for holidays to Naples and surroundings. It also tells the story of the eruption of Vesuvius. It's a great book for teenagers, younger children need more explanation, which is fine too. I would advise to first read the Thieves of Ostia that introduces the children. The Pirates of Pompeii is an immediate sequel to the Secrets of Vesuvius.
Wanenai
Pretty good book. A little boring in spots, but mostly very action packed and exciting
Zeks Horde
My family has read every book in this Roman Mysteries series. We read them aloud to our children. When we come to the end of one chapter, they beg for us to continue to the next.
Dodo
This is the second book in the Roman Mysteries series of books. I downloaded this so that my thirteen-year-old could read this while on summer vacation. She burnt through it in one day. She found it to be a good story and a nice follow up to the original book. She feels that the content was age appropriate and she recommends it to early teens interested in the time period and this type of writing.
Shadowbourne
A series about four children living in ancient Rome. Flavia Gemina is the daughter of a sea-captain, and with her African slave girl Nubia and friends Jonathan, a Jewish doctor's son and Lupus, a mute boy, she is excited at the prospect of sailing across the Bay of Naples to spend the summer on her uncle's farm near Pompeii. Here the children meet Pliny, author of the famous 'Natural Histories' and Admiral of the war fleet.
Pliny befriends them and sets them a puzzle - to unravel a riddle and find a wandering blacksmith. The friends run around the city of Pompeii, are invited to dinner in neighbouring villas and learn the legend of the blacksmith god Vulcan, whose forge shakes the earth and causes molten rock to pour forth from some mountains.
Not even Pliny, however, realises that the mountain above them, Vesuvius, is a volcano about to erupt. The puzzle the friends are solving suddenly fades beside the clues they have noticed about the true nature of the mountain and their danger. The reek of sulphur frightens the adults around them, who have known it to kill sheep; although earth tremors are more usual and less worrying. Barking dogs, fleeing snakes and birds falling dead are cause for wonder, until Flavia recalls reading scrolls about a volcanic eruption elsewhere. Convinced that Vesuvius is waking, the friends decide they have to warn the inhabitants of Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum - and then ash begins to fall from the sky, setting like cement on the paving slabs.
An exciting story which will be enjoyed by bright pre-teens to mid-teens, this tale brings to life the everyday Romans and their adventures. Having visited Pompeii and hiked up Vesuvius to look into its still-smoking crater, I found the book fascinating.
The Secrets of Vesuvius (I will be deliberately vague in order not to give away the plot of the book) picks up where The Thieves of Ostia left off, transporting us to Pompeii in the middle of August 79 C.E. The mystery is rather subtle this time - a riddle that leads to treasure but something of a different kind than Flavia Gemina anticipates. Actually, there is an additional mystery concerning the identity of a new character to the story.

The real joy of this book for me is the Elder Pliny being fleshed out as the inquisitive and curious person that he undoubtedly was. We meet him on several occasions and the children interact with him at great deal.

Caroline Lawrence provides a marvelous tour of Pompeii and her attention to the details of everyday life is engaging as always. I have read Robert Harris' novel about Pompeii (which I highly recommend) with its meticulous information about Mount Vesuvius. We have a different vantage point in this book as the characters discover from environmental changes and historic accounts that Vesuvius is about to erupt. The course of the eruption itself is nicely told as some of the characters stay at the Gemina farm and some travel across Pompeii in an attempt to save friends and warn the people in general. We get an excellent perspective on how terrible the eruption of Vesuvius was, the kind of hazards people ran attempting to escape and what their options were to get away from danger. All of the characters in the book are profoundly affected by the tragedy and a few require the services of Doctor Mordecai.

To sum up, The Secrets of Vesuvius is a mystery novel that adults and children can equally share and learn about Pompeii and life for the ancient Romans. Certainly after reading this book you will be eager for the next installment.
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