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Decent Kids Historical Fantasy about Pompeii
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2020
For young kids, maybe 5-8 years old, I think this is a decent introduction to the destruction of Pompeii using a fantasy series to do so. There are many historical realities that are not covered in the book -- sexism and general slavery for example -- but they didn't shy away from the fact that gladiators were not free and that the destruction was very real and the people likely quite scared. I originally got this book to review for a job then my responsibilities for that job changed but I still read it and wanted to share my thoughts on it with you all.