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Escape from Pompeii

Escape from Pompeii

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A picture book that I have particularly enjoyed this year is Escape from Pompeii, Christian Balit. This short picture book details the story of the city of Pompeii through the eyes of a young boy named Tranio. The book features some beautiful illustrations and some fantastic descriptive passages that make it a great book for children to analyse. Although this book handles the sensitive subject of a tragic natural disaster, this book perfectly pitched for years 2 and 3. It is great in explaining the daily life of Romans from a child's point of view. Perfectly aligned to the KS2 curriculum, for those studying the Romans in school. About This Edition ISBN:

Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit | Goodreads Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit | Goodreads

Tranio, like most Roman boys, likes to watch whatever is going on: tradesmen selling their goods, ships unloading their exotic cargoes, politicians making speeches in the forum. But one hot August day a very different scene unfolds. The ground begins to shake, the sky to darken. People run gasping for air. Heading for the harbor, Tranio and his friend Livia hide on a boat and witness one of the most terrifying moments in recorded history-the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their beloved city, Pompeii.Writing - Descriptive writing, setting description, diary entry from the point of view of one of the characters, newspaper article Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing - The story introduces what it was like to live in the city of Pompeii during this time and then moves on to detail the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of the city. This book would be a great way to introduce the topics of The Romans or Volcanoes. There is a lot to pull apart with this picture book and the focus can range from something literacy based (grammar, story structure, characterisation, word choices) or topical (Romans, geography). Armistice Day: A Collection of Remembrance - Spark Interest and Educate Children about Historical Moments

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This book’s language is lovely in the way that it tells the story of what Ancient Rome was like based on the evidence in a way that children can understand and visualise in their heads. It also highlights the reasons why so many lives were tragically lost by explaining that there were lots of tremors in the past. This story, whilst the characters are fictional, is very real. Looking at the illustrations, you can only imagine how horrendous it must have been to narrowly escape as everything and everything you once loved is killed and destroyed - it’s heart wrenching. The Romans – exploring the everyday life of the Romans, the historical event of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Although this book handles the sensitive subject of a tragic natural disaster, this bookperfectly pitched for years 2 and 3.It is great in explaining the daily life of Romans from a child's point of view.

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I love how it doesn’t have a happy ending as I feel like it would’ve done Pompeii an injustice. What happened was tragic and real and no story can change that. Join Tranio, the son of an actor, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, in witnessing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Tranio, like most Roman boys, likes to watch whatever is going on: tradesmen selling their goods, ships unloading their exotic cargoes, politicians making speeches in the forum. But one hot August day a very different scene unfolds. The ground begins to shake, the sky to darken. People run gasping for air. Heading for the harbor, Tranio and his friend Livia hide on a boat and witness one of the most terrifying moments in recorded history-the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their beloved city, Pompeii. Two children survive the destruction of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, buried beneath the ashes when nearby Mt. Vesuvius erupted, in this engaging work of picture-book historical fiction. An alert and active boy, Tranio was the son of an actor, and was out and about when the earth in his home city began to tremble. He immediately set out in search of his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, and when the sky turned dark and began to rain down ashes, the two fled to the harbor, where they found safety on a ship setting sail. Behind them was their home and their families, soon to disappear forever...



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