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Escape with a beautiful book.,
This review is from: Escape from Pompeii (Paperback)Christina Balit is an illustrator of beautiful children's books, two of her others have been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal. Telling the story of how Tranio and his friend Livia escape from the volcanic eruption at Pompeii, this is a glorious book with stylised illustrations in richly antique colours. They vividly evoke the style of frescoes from Pompeii and other ancient sites.
Apart from this being a wonderful book to own in its own right, it would also be a great addition in a primary classroom when they are studying the Romans. Lots of teachers choose to read Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries to their classes and this would be a fabulous complement to that, letting children see what happened, and the story is enhanced by the illustrations to make a rich sensory experience. There's a map at the end to show where the events took place.