The Thieves of Ostia

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The Thieves of Ostia (The Roman Mysteries)
Author: Lawrence, Caroline
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Time Period: Classical Age
Time Frame: 79
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Italy (Ancient Rome)
Topics: Ancient Rome
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2001

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Flavia Gemina is a natural at solving mysteries. The daughter of a ship's captain living in Ostia, the port of Rome, in 79 AD, she and her three friends, Jonathan, a Jewish boy (and secretly a Christian); Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy, must work together to discover who is beheading the watchdogs that guard people's homes, and why.

A talented storyteller, Caroline Lawrence has created a delightfully readable and accessible series that children will want to read time and time again.

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