Mystery of the Roman Ransom

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Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic, Nov 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
49 Reviews
[intro] In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.

It seems the boys can get nothing right: Their teacher's fiftieth birthday is long past (they should have done their math homework); the servant they bought as a present for his birthday isn't just your run-of-the-mill Gaul slave but a courier running for his life; and, to top it all off, the message he's carrying requests the assassination of a Roman senator--the father of one of the boys.

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Review: Mystery of the Roman Ransom (Detectives in Togas #2)

User Review  - Elise - Goodreads

I read this book aloud to my kids (7, 10, 12) as part of our history studies this year. (When we last studied ancient Rome, we read Winterfield's previous book Detectives in Togas.) The kids really ... Read full review

Review: Mystery of the Roman Ransom (Detectives in Togas #2)

User Review  - Jean-Marie - Goodreads

The Detectives in Togas series was a fun complement to our ancient Rome history lessons. Historical fiction is a perfect way to transport students back in time in an interesting and engaging way. My kids really enjoyed the ride. :-) Read full review

About the author (2002)

HENRY WINTERFELD (1901-1990) was born in Germany. He began writing for children in 1933, when he wrote Trouble at Timpetill to entertain his son, who was sick with scarlet fever. He went on to write a number of children's books, which have been published around the world.

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