I survived the destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

Lauren Tarshis

Book - 2014

Follows the experiences of a young boy who struggles to escape the catastrophic A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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Series
Tarshis, Lauren. I survived.
Subjects
Published
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc [2014]
Language
English
Physical Description
95 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780545459396
0545459397
Main Author
Lauren Tarshis (author)
Other Authors
Scott Dawson (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Marcus is an 11-year-old slave in AD 79 who finds himself in Pompeii the day before Mount Vesuvius erupts. Although he has noticed the mini earthquakes that frequently disrupt the city's activities, he is more concerned with his miserable life with his cruel owner. A chance encounter on the street reunites Marcus with his father, who has been sold to gladiators. Marcus braves a daring rescue of his father, and the two race up Vesuvius to escape their captors only to return to warn the unbelieving citizens of the impeding disaster. Tarshis serves up another gripping adventure in the I Survived series, with the light-speed pacing and death-defying maneuvering fans have come to expect. The relationship between Marcus and his father softens the terror of the horrific eruption and the ensuing chaos and panic. The insights into Roman civilization and society will please readers with an interest in the time period. Back matter includes suggestions for further research and answers to frequently asked questions about Pompeii. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A latest entry in the series that includes I Survived the Japanese Tsunami follows the experiences of a young boy who struggles to escape the catastrophic A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Follows the experiences of a young boy who struggles to escape the catastrophic A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The beast beneath the mountain is restless...

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The beast beneath the mountain is restless...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 Pompeii?