The Secrets of Vesuvius

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Orion Children's Books, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 216 pages
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It's the summer of AD 79, and Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter along with her friends Jonathan the Jewish boy; Nubia the African slave-girl; and Lupus the homeless beggar-boy set sail for the Bay of Naples, to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. They are soon absorbing in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes—Mount Vesuvius erupts and the children are fleeing for their lives, in one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. Not just a mystery—an absolutely thrilling action adventure that makes you feel you were there!

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Review: The Secrets of Vesuvius (The Roman Mysteries #2)

User Review  - Eric Zulueta - Goodreads

It is very easy to get hooked to this book series.. The pacing is fast and the book is full of insightful tidbits about what life could have been like in Ancient Rome.. The last part of the book was ... Read full review

Review: The Secrets of Vesuvius (The Roman Mysteries #2)

User Review  - Cooper - Goodreads

This is a good book about a bunch of mystery solving kids who go over to Pompeii to visit their uncle. Little did they know that the majestic Mount Vesuvius was about to explode changing Pompeii ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

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 is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals.

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