You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator!: Gory Things You'd Rather Not Know (Google eBook)

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Urban Media Comics, Sep 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Do you think being a Roman galdiator seems glamorous? Does exploring the wild frontier as an American pioneer sound exciting? Think again! As you'll discover in this lively series, history definitely has a dark side. These revised titles include helpful new features--along with the same hilarious illustrations, captions, and sidebars that have made this series a hit with kids everywhere!

As an ancient Egyptian, your body is being prepared for the afterlife. But it's fairly disgusting business, and you can't be sure that you will always be treated with respect.


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User Review  - SusanSherwood - LibraryThing

Summary: This book brings humor to learning history. It tells about the dark side of the ancient times. Explaining to the reader about being a slave, becoming a gladiator, and finally if you make it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

A 'Mad Magazine' approach to a topic that could be gruesome indeed -- Roman Gladiators. From where gladiators came from, to how they were trained and the different types of gladiators, this is a very ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

John Malam is the author of more than 100 books for children.

Antram was born in Brighton, England. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist.

David Salariya was born in Dundee, Scotland. He has illustrated a wide range of books and has created and designed many new series for publishers both in the U.K. and U.S.A. In 1989 he established The Salariya Book Company. He lives in Brighton with his wife, the illustrator Shirley Willis, and their son, Jonathan.

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