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The Colossus of Rhodes is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2005

The Colossus of Rhodes is a children's historical novel by Caroline Lawrence, published in 2005.

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The book's namesake, the Colossus at Rhodes is used in an innovative action-sequence, and the relationship between the children and their slow-but-steady growth toward adulthood gains another level of poignancy and strength.

In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies. com and follow her on Twitter lineLawrenc.

The cartoon was drawn by Edward Linley Sambourne, and first appeared in Punch magazine in 1892. Colossus - Co los sus, . pl. L. {Colossi}, E. {Colossuses}.

Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish. When he and Flavia, Nubia, and Jonathan hear that freeborn children are being kidnapped, they set sail

Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish. When he and Flavia, Nubia, and Jonathan hear that freeborn children are being kidnapped, they set sail. Their mission takes them from Corinth to Rhodes, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, where they encounter a slave-dealer known as "the Colossus" - and a deadly trap.

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Items related to The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries). Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. Lawrence, Caroline The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries). ISBN 13: 9781842551387. The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries). She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'.

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Spring AD 80. The sailing season has begun. Lupus decides to see if his mother is still alive and to follow his uncle's dying wish. The friends sail to the island of Rhodes, site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world—and base of a criminal mastermind!

The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0752868066

ISBN: 0752868063

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Literature & Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Orion Children's Books; Abridged edition (April 1, 2005)

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Rating: 4.1

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Sadaron above the Gods
I've read the first nine volumes in this series. The stories keep me on the edge of my seat; there seems always to be a surprising plot twist! I enjoy Ms. Lawrence's use of history to weave a story that includes explanation of ancient culture as well as a tie-in to the Judeo-Christian culture of the time. I hope to introduce our granddaughter to this series when she's older; I think they help bring history to life! I have observed that volumes 10-17 do not seem to be available in Kindle format yet. Are there plans to have Kindle editions in the near future?
Sadaron above the Gods
I've read the first nine volumes in this series. The stories keep me on the edge of my seat; there seems always to be a surprising plot twist! I enjoy Ms. Lawrence's use of history to weave a story that includes explanation of ancient culture as well as a tie-in to the Judeo-Christian culture of the time. I hope to introduce our granddaughter to this series when she's older; I think they help bring history to life! I have observed that volumes 10-17 do not seem to be available in Kindle format yet. Are there plans to have Kindle editions in the near future?
Landaron
O M G. That book has such an amazing twist to it. READ IT NOW. P.S. read this series in order. Enjoy reading.
Landaron
O M G. That book has such an amazing twist to it. READ IT NOW. P.S. read this series in order. Enjoy reading.
grand star
It is very accurate and mentioned many Roman Gods and Goddesses. After some research I found that it was correct.
grand star
It is very accurate and mentioned many Roman Gods and Goddesses. After some research I found that it was correct.
SkroN
The Delphina sets sail in The Colossus of Rhodes on a mission to free the children enslaved by Venalacius. On board are Flavia, Nubia, Jonathan and Lupus joined by Bato, one of the magistrates of Ostia, and Marcus Valerius Flaccus (a poet and future author of a version of the Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece) and his personal slave. Of course, Captain Geminus is at the helm but is a bit reluctant to bring the children along.

They are tracking a ship called the Medea (a good choice of name since Medea killed her children) and sail to Corinth, where the ship is hauled over the isthmus, and on to Rhodes without finding anyone who has heard of the ship. Along the way some accidents occur on board ship that convince the four friends that someone wants to prevent them from completing their quest. Presumably the saboteur is working for the elusive criminal behind the slave trade in kidnapped children - someone only know as the colossus. No one knows who this mastermind is but he has spies everywhere.

Along the way, the Delphina passes the island of Symi where Lupus and his family lived. He is anxious to return to the island but Flavia is determined to find and free the children first. This creates some tension between the characters and not only do they have to worry about a saboteur when a storm blows up that threatens the safety of their ship. And if the ship makes it in one piece to Rhodes, how will they defeat the colossus?

This is a very entertaining volume with vivid descriptions of Greece and the island of Rhodes where the ancient wonder - the Colossus of Rhodes - stood before being toppled in an earthquake. Caroline Lawrence also describes sailing in the ancient world with nice detail, and she provides a diagram of the Delphina along with a route map. This is an excellent adventure and provides a wealth of information.
SkroN
The Delphina sets sail in The Colossus of Rhodes on a mission to free the children enslaved by Venalacius. On board are Flavia, Nubia, Jonathan and Lupus joined by Bato, one of the magistrates of Ostia, and Marcus Valerius Flaccus (a poet and future author of a version of the Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece) and his personal slave. Of course, Captain Geminus is at the helm but is a bit reluctant to bring the children along.

They are tracking a ship called the Medea (a good choice of name since Medea killed her children) and sail to Corinth, where the ship is hauled over the isthmus, and on to Rhodes without finding anyone who has heard of the ship. Along the way some accidents occur on board ship that convince the four friends that someone wants to prevent them from completing their quest. Presumably the saboteur is working for the elusive criminal behind the slave trade in kidnapped children - someone only know as the colossus. No one knows who this mastermind is but he has spies everywhere.

Along the way, the Delphina passes the island of Symi where Lupus and his family lived. He is anxious to return to the island but Flavia is determined to find and free the children first. This creates some tension between the characters and not only do they have to worry about a saboteur when a storm blows up that threatens the safety of their ship. And if the ship makes it in one piece to Rhodes, how will they defeat the colossus?

This is a very entertaining volume with vivid descriptions of Greece and the island of Rhodes where the ancient wonder - the Colossus of Rhodes - stood before being toppled in an earthquake. Caroline Lawrence also describes sailing in the ancient world with nice detail, and she provides a diagram of the Delphina along with a route map. This is an excellent adventure and provides a wealth of information.
Cerana
The ninth book in "The Roman Mysteries" proves that this series just keeps getting better and better. Four young children living in 80 AD solve mysteries that make the most of the historical context in order to shape the plots. Caroline Lawrence's research is thorough, her prose clear and descriptive, and her protagonists imminently likeable. Long story short, this is a fantastic series of books for any young readers interested in history, adventure, or sound coming-of-age narratives.

Roman Flavia, Jewish Jonathan, African Nubia and Greek Lupus are catching up with some unfinished business. A previous book dealt with the uncovering of a slave-ring in which children were kidnapped from their homes and transported to Greece. Now Flavia's father is captaining Lupus's very own vessel, sailing to Greece in the hopes of catching up with the ship suspected of transporting the missing children. Lupus - the tongueless ex-slave and his friends are also aboard, eager to help in the hunt for the slave traders.

But Lupus a secret plan of his own. Secretly he longs to find his mother, from whom he was separated when slavers killed his father and cut out his own tongue before taking him to Ostia. Now Lupus prays that his mother is waiting for him on the isle of Symis. Despite the voyage beginning with a few dark omens, everyone is optimistic that their mission will be successful.

Of course, it's never that easy. Nubia is terrified on board the ship, haunted by memories of her own slavery, and Jonathan is still suffering some ill-effects from his stint as a gladiator. They hear contradictory rumors of the dangerous slave-trader who is master-minding the kidnappings, and Nubia can't shake the feeling that there's a traitor on board. It all accumulates in Lupus being forced to make a terrible decision at the climax of the story, one that's sure to get your heart pounding and perhaps even call up a few tears.

Lawrence captures the excitement of sea travel, particularly for four youngsters who have never experienced it before, with enough intrigue and danger at work to make it a compulsive read. At the same time, she doesn't shy away from the grim reality of the slave-trade and the horrific conditions endured by two of our heroes - yet interestedly, she also adheres to the moral values of the time. The Romans are horrified at the thought of free-born children being taken as slaves, but naturally, they do not think the existence of slavery is inherently evil. It provides a potential discussion point for young readers, especially as Lawrence points out in her afterword that the slave-trade is still alive and well in many parts of the world.

There is a bit of disconnect between this book and his predecessor. At the conclusion of The Gladiators from Capua, Jonathan discovered that his parents were alive and reunited, but here the aftermath of that revelation is skipped in order to get straight to their latest adventure (not to mention that fact that Jonathan is leaving his mother so soon after finding her does not quite ring true). Still, this is really Lupus's book and his story is certainly a page-turner. I get the sense that this was an important book for Flavia as well: she's still rather boy-crazy, but here she begins to learn that to make judgments on first-impressions is not the wisest course.

The book's namesake, the Colossus at Rhodes is used in an innovative action-sequence, and the relationship between the children and their slow-but-steady growth toward adulthood gains another level of poignancy and strength. With familiar faces from previous books, and plenty of threads left over to be picked up in the future, "The Colossus of Rhodes" is another fantastic installment in this equally fantastic series. Don't miss any of them!
Cerana
The ninth book in "The Roman Mysteries" proves that this series just keeps getting better and better. Four young children living in 80 AD solve mysteries that make the most of the historical context in order to shape the plots. Caroline Lawrence's research is thorough, her prose clear and descriptive, and her protagonists imminently likeable. Long story short, this is a fantastic series of books for any young readers interested in history, adventure, or sound coming-of-age narratives.

Roman Flavia, Jewish Jonathan, African Nubia and Greek Lupus are catching up with some unfinished business. A previous book dealt with the uncovering of a slave-ring in which children were kidnapped from their homes and transported to Greece. Now Flavia's father is captaining Lupus's very own vessel, sailing to Greece in the hopes of catching up with the ship suspected of transporting the missing children. Lupus - the tongueless ex-slave and his friends are also aboard, eager to help in the hunt for the slave traders.

But Lupus a secret plan of his own. Secretly he longs to find his mother, from whom he was separated when slavers killed his father and cut out his own tongue before taking him to Ostia. Now Lupus prays that his mother is waiting for him on the isle of Symis. Despite the voyage beginning with a few dark omens, everyone is optimistic that their mission will be successful.

Of course, it's never that easy. Nubia is terrified on board the ship, haunted by memories of her own slavery, and Jonathan is still suffering some ill-effects from his stint as a gladiator. They hear contradictory rumors of the dangerous slave-trader who is master-minding the kidnappings, and Nubia can't shake the feeling that there's a traitor on board. It all accumulates in Lupus being forced to make a terrible decision at the climax of the story, one that's sure to get your heart pounding and perhaps even call up a few tears.

Lawrence captures the excitement of sea travel, particularly for four youngsters who have never experienced it before, with enough intrigue and danger at work to make it a compulsive read. At the same time, she doesn't shy away from the grim reality of the slave-trade and the horrific conditions endured by two of our heroes - yet interestedly, she also adheres to the moral values of the time. The Romans are horrified at the thought of free-born children being taken as slaves, but naturally, they do not think the existence of slavery is inherently evil. It provides a potential discussion point for young readers, especially as Lawrence points out in her afterword that the slave-trade is still alive and well in many parts of the world.

There is a bit of disconnect between this book and his predecessor. At the conclusion of The Gladiators from Capua, Jonathan discovered that his parents were alive and reunited, but here the aftermath of that revelation is skipped in order to get straight to their latest adventure (not to mention that fact that Jonathan is leaving his mother so soon after finding her does not quite ring true). Still, this is really Lupus's book and his story is certainly a page-turner. I get the sense that this was an important book for Flavia as well: she's still rather boy-crazy, but here she begins to learn that to make judgments on first-impressions is not the wisest course.

The book's namesake, the Colossus at Rhodes is used in an innovative action-sequence, and the relationship between the children and their slow-but-steady growth toward adulthood gains another level of poignancy and strength. With familiar faces from previous books, and plenty of threads left over to be picked up in the future, "The Colossus of Rhodes" is another fantastic installment in this equally fantastic series. Don't miss any of them!
BlessСhild
The Colossus of Rhodes, is yet another great novel written by Caroline Lawrence. Lupus now owns a ship and he has given it to Flavia's father the sea captain so he can go on one of his voyages to Rhodes so he can more more money by bringing stuff back to Ostia. While on the ship, the four friends, Nubia, Lupus,Jonathan,Flavia, discover that children are being kidnapped and taken to Rhodes where they are headed. Lupus is very interested in this and when fate brings him back to his home where he thought his mother would be, he has to make a choice between two things; both depending on him.

This is a thrilling adventure book and I would recommend it to anyone. It is very well done!
BlessСhild
The Colossus of Rhodes, is yet another great novel written by Caroline Lawrence. Lupus now owns a ship and he has given it to Flavia's father the sea captain so he can go on one of his voyages to Rhodes so he can more more money by bringing stuff back to Ostia. While on the ship, the four friends, Nubia, Lupus,Jonathan,Flavia, discover that children are being kidnapped and taken to Rhodes where they are headed. Lupus is very interested in this and when fate brings him back to his home where he thought his mother would be, he has to make a choice between two things; both depending on him.

This is a thrilling adventure book and I would recommend it to anyone. It is very well done!
Thiama
this book is about lupus and his friends, travelling the greek.
and lupus want to see if his mother alive and making his uncle's wishs come true. it's very fun and lovely, but amazing and exciting story.
Thiama
this book is about lupus and his friends, travelling the greek.
and lupus want to see if his mother alive and making his uncle's wishs come true. it's very fun and lovely, but amazing and exciting story.