The Colossus of Rhodes

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Macmillan, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
2 Reviews
Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish. When he and Flavia, Nubia, and Jonathan hear that freeborn children are being kidnapped, they set sail. Their mission takes them from Corinth to Rhodes, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, where they encounter a slave-dealer known as "the Colossus"--and a deadly trap. Caroline Lawrence paints a vivid picture of the times, with a surprise around every corner.
  

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Review: The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries #9)

User Review  - Mrs. Roy - Goodreads

This series continues to make me think about the horrors of slavery in the ancient world, especially for children. I enjoyed all the references to a possible love interest for Flavia too. Very satisfying. Read full review

Review: The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries #9)

User Review  - Chris Eboch - Goodreads

My friend says her nine-year-old son devours these historical mysteries, and I can see why. It took me awhile to get into it, but then I enjoyed the colorful scenery, tense mystery, and characters who are not always likable but are sympathetic. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
19
Section 3
28
Section 4
50
Section 5
57
Section 6
65
Section 7
82
Section 8
96
Section 10
120
Section 11
129
Section 12
144
Section 13
149
Section 14
155
Section 15
162
Section 16
191
Copyright

Section 9
114

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About the author (2005)

Caroline Lawrence is the author of eight previous books in the popular Roman Mysteries series. Born in California, she studied classical archeology at Cambridge University, and Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of London, where she still makes her home.

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