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Escape from Pompeii

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Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction. This is an interesting combination of fiction and non-fiction: the eruption of course genuinely happened and the remains of Ancient Roman civilisation it preserved beneath the solidified lava and ash are a major source of archaeological history for the period.

Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit - LoveReading4Kids Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit - LoveReading4Kids

Recommended to picture-book readers who enjoy historical fiction and/or stories of survival, as well as to anyone looking for supplemental titles to be used in a teaching unit on Roman history and/or Pompeii. I tracked down Escape from Pompeii - it had to be requested through interlibrary loan - because of this fondness for Balit's work, and I was not disappointed. History requires the story to inevitably end on a sad note, although children may find the final page depicting bodies buried underground troubling if they have had any personal experience of bereavement.Although this book handles the sensitive subject of a tragic natural disaster, this bookperfectly pitched for years 2 and 3. Join Tranio, the son of an actor, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, in witnessing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. he is a typical citizen of the town and the story points out that earth movement was a part everyday culture to them and it was not taken seriously. 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. 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.

Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit - Downend Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit - Downend

The book features some beautiful illustrations and some fantastic descriptive passages that make it a great book for children to analyse. The story line is quite vivid and the illustrations, which seem to be done in some type of colored pencil, enhance it extremely.Although this book handles the sensitive subject of a tragic natural disaster, this book perfectly pitched for years 2 and 3. This book is part of my year 3/4 class’s Invaders and Raiders topic from the Stone Age into the Ancient Romans. One of the best ways to get through to a child is to tell them a personal story of somebody in the situation than to just tell them about the situation as a whole. It tells of Tranio, an actor's son, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, who witness the destruction of their beloved city.

Escape from Pompeii, volcano, extreme earth, - Twinkl Escape from Pompeii, volcano, extreme earth, - Twinkl

Beautiful illustration and well-written text show young readers what it might have been like to live in this ancient Roman city when the giant mountain surprisingly erupted. 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.It would be a great book to read aloud to students who are interested in Pompeii or interested in other cultures or historical events. The characters we are introduced to along the way however- children Tranio and Livia, Dion and their families - are entirely fictional, although it would rest upon the teacher to explain this to the class because the book itself does not clarify it.

Escape from Pompeii - Christina Balit - Google Books Escape from Pompeii - Christina Balit - Google Books

The vocabulary is a little bit harder so it would either need to be read out loud or be meant for slightly older children, with words like "looming," "tremors," "wriggled," and "pumice. For myself, I will have to see if I can track down a non-fiction children's book about this topic, that could pair well with this fictional tale. Christina Balit's account of Mount Vesuvius' eruption and subsequent destruction of Ancient Roman Pompeii is an exciting and dramatic read accompanied by the most spectacular of illustrations - the eruption itself almost explodes out of the page. On the hillside overlooking the sparkling bay of Naples, the Roman city of Pompeii glimmered in the sunlight.

There is a helpful map of the region and a thorough account of Pompeii's discovery in 1748 and Fiorello's plaster-cast replication of bodies using the hollows they had left behind in the ash: Pompeii provides an engaging way for children to discover Ancient Roman life and culture, still meaningful today in Vesuvius' continued presence in Italy and the fact that it remains dormant but not extinct. Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire and join Tranio, the son of an actor, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, in witnessing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. This beautifully illustrated book is all about a boy and his friend who luckily escape Pompeii when Vesuvius erupted. 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. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School.

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