Author(s): Caroline Lawrence
The theft of her father's signet ring leads her to three extraordinary people - Jonathan the Jewish boy next door, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus, the mute beggar boy - who become her friends. Their investigations take them to the harbour, the forum, and the tombs of the dead, as they try to discover who it killing the dogs of Ostia, and why. The first of the Roman Mysteries is an exciting whodunnit that tells you just what it was like to live in Ancient Rome.
A unique and brilliant concept - Lindsey Davies for kids Ancient Rome is a hot favourite with children The Romans are National Curriculum Key Stages 2 and 3 schools will love this series 'Instantly accessible adventure... trans-century appeal' (THE GUARDIAN) Rights sold in 17 territories Inspiration for the prime time BBC TV series Over 900,000 copies of the series sold
"This was a very exciting and intriguing book - I couldn't put it down!" -- Megan Whiteman (aged 11) Aquila
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 now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children.