I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

by Lauren Tarshis

Other authorsScott Dawson (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2014

Status

Check shelf

Call number

J Ta

Publication

Scholastic Inc. (2014), 112 pages

Description

Juvenile Fiction. Historical Fiction. HTML: No one in the bustling city of Pompeii worries when the ground trembles beneath their feet. The beast under the mountain Vesuvius, high above the city, wakes up angry sometimes �?? and always goes back to sleep.But Marcus is afraid. He knows something is terribly wrong �?? and his father, who trusts science more than mythical beasts, agrees. When Vesuvius explodes into a cloud of fiery ash and rocks fall from the sky like rain, will they have time to escape �?? and survive the epic destruction of Pomp

Local notes

1810-106

User reviews

LibraryThing member Taranto
These books are historical fiction and all deal with a historical event that happened with a fictitious character. Unfortunately, all of the main characters are boys, but girls still enjoy the read. These are action packed and exciting to read. The students learn a lot of history, and usually
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research more on the topics. This author recently came to our school to speak with the children. She explained how she became an author despite challenges she faced reading as a child. She inspired our students and her story should be shared with any struggling students in the classroom.
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LibraryThing member 4hounds
More enjoyable history and adventure. I'd have liked a little more, but this is probably perfect for its intended audience.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
No one in the bustling city of Pompeii worries when the ground trembles beneath their feet. The beast under the mountain Vesuvius, high above the city, wakes up angry sometimes -- and always goes back to sleep. But Marcus is afraid. He knows something is terribly wrong -- and his father, who trusts
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science more than mythical beasts, agrees. When Vesuvius explodes into a cloud of fiery ash and rocks fall from the sky like rain, will they have time to escape -- and survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?
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LibraryThing member trayceetee
This book was especially interesting to my son. He knows that all the I Survived books are historical fiction, based on events that truly happened. But this one was even more captivating because I was able to look up pictures of the destruction. He found them exciting and revolting at the same
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time. (I guess we all probably do, don't we? Like a train wreck....) Still, it was great reading about a young boy near my own son's age who managed to escape the tragedy!
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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
I enjoyed the series leaving the US for once. It was interesting to see peoples from a different time and place dealing with drama.
LibraryThing member janerawoof
Written for middle school students, this is the fact-filled, exciting story of Marcus, a slave-boy of that age and his father, Tata [Latin for Daddy], and how they escape the Vesuvius eruption of 79 A.D. and head for Rome. The author also works into the story details of Pompeiian life and
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civilization. I read this in under half an hour and a a possible Christmas gift for one of my grandchildren. The whole "I survived" series is worth seeking out for young readers of 4th to 7th grade.

Recommended.
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Awards

Children's Favorites Awards (Selection — 2015)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

112 p.; 5.25 inches

ISBN

0545459397 / 9780545459396

Barcode

34747000076170
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