This series makes learning about historical events really accessible to kids. I really liked this book. It was fast-paced and exciting and helped me to see what Pompeii may have been like. It left me wanting to learn more about the disaster!
I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
By Lauren Tarshis
|Grades 4 - 8
|Grades 3 - 6
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?
Book Reviews (27)
this is one of my favorite i survived books. its about a boy named Marcus who is enslaved in Pompeii and is trying to find his dad. Marcus helped a old lady from falling in the croud, and then she told Marcus something spooky.
This is a great book! It is about a boy named Marcus surviving the Destruction of Pompeii. It teaches you that you should be kind, because Marcus was kind and the old woman told him something good.
I'm not the type of girl that likes action, but i really liked this book, it was the best I SURVIVED book that was ever made. ur somebody that likes action then this is the type of book
Im not the type of girl that likes action,but I really liked this book,it was the best I SURVIVED book that was ever made.If ur sombody that likes action then this is ur type of book
the best series ever read in my life
I love this series! I am always excited when a new one comes out. This book focuses on Pompeii. I recently just saw the movie. Wouldn't it be awesome to go there? But what a tragedy.
I love this book!!! But I want some info
My brother loves the series.