Peril in Pompeii! Nickolas Flux and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Nelson Yomtov

Book - 2015

"In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Nickolas Flux as he travels back in time and must survive the eruption of Mount Vesuvius"--

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Graphic library. Nickolas Flux history chronicles.
Graphic novels
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2015.
Physical Description
34 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Nelson Yomtov (-)
Other Authors
Mark Simmons (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The Nickolas Flux History Chronicles series tackle historical events by masquerading as fiction. Young history buff Nickolas Flux, who can jump unpredictably through time, tends to land in some of the most volatile moments of the past. Laid out in graphic-novel format with bold panels and dark, moody illustrations, each volume comprises five chapters detailing Nickolas' arrival and experiences in a moment in time. On nearly every other page is a "Flux Fact" with a snippet of information about the event, as well as a more detailed "Flux File" time line at the back of the book. Peril in Pompeii! focuses on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as Nickolas and the citizens of Pompeii flee from the destruction, and provides facts about the history, fall, and rediscovery of the city as well as information about the nature of volcanic eruptions. Despite the fantastical setup, fact takes precedence over fiction in this visual exploration of big moments in history. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When a spontaneous time leap sends Nickolas Flux back to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, what's a teenage history buff to do? Try to avoid being buried alive in Pompeii, of course! From hot falling ash to a catastrophic pyroclastic surge, Nick must survive one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.