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The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Sewer Demon

The Roman Mystery Scrolls: The Sewer Demon

At the end of book 17 of the Roman Mysteries, Caroline Lawrence introduced us to Threptus – a young beggar boy. In this fun and fabulous new series, Threptus starts work with his mentor – the soothsayer, Floridius – and together they must solve their first mystery…

Can they rid a rich woman’s house of the demon that haunts it in the dead of night? What is the true nature of the demon? And is it really a supernatural being?

Threptus is a brave, funny and loveable hero and each story is a mini-mystery perfect for readers aged 7 up.
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Historical Fiction (children's

On Sale: 2nd February 2012

Price: £4.99

ISBN-13: 9781444004557

Reviews

The younger reader, and the Classicist of every age, is drawn into and around the streets of Ostia through Lawrence's detailed and flirtatious description
The Classics Library
Though quite short, the story has the feel and detail of a longer novel. It is engaging, funny, fast-paced and full of lavatorial humour. Thoroughly enjoyable!
CAROUSEL
The adventures are action-packed and hilarious, so kids aged 7 and upwards will love them
Liverpool Echo
I would give this book a five-star rating for the funny way it's written. I discovered that 'naso' is Latin for nose!
Sebastian, aged 8
The Sewer Demon ... has humour a plenty. It also has a tight plot, a very accurate sense of place and culture, and characters you will fall in love with. Oh, and there's plenty of historical facts too ... Perfect for both avid and reluctant readers ... An exciting and informative read indeed.
THE AWFULLY BIG BLOG ADVENTURE
Fans of Caroline Lawrence's earlier series of mysteries set in Ancient Rome have enjoyed both the thrilling adventures of the four young friends, and the authentic detail which brought those stories so vividly to life. And now, with the adventures of Threptus, readers from about six or seven years of age can enjoy the same delights.
THE BOOKBAG
In the grand tradition of Scooby-Doo, this book gives kids all the thrills of encounters with demons and spirits, while always providing a more mundane (though in this case still fairly exciting!) solution to go with its real-world setting.
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