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Read the introduction of Adventures in the Real World: AD79 The Destruction of Pompeii – a fascinating and informative story from the award winning author: Roger Canavan

by Jeannie Brown

We are thrilled to show you a sneak peek from one of our new books, which you can order: here.

It is a book filled with interesting facts and stunning illustrations that we’re sure your children will love!

AD79: The Destruction of Pompeii explores the famous Roman town of Pompeii in the years before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the timeline of its destruction, and its subsequent rediscovery hundreds of years later. The story is recounted by the plaster casts of a dog and a horse, two victims of the eruption in Pompeii, adding an element of irreverent humour to the retelling.

You can read an interview with the author of the book by clicking: here.

About the author

Sean Connolly (who writes as Roger Canavan) is an award-winning author of more than 60 books for young readers, covering history, science and other nonfiction subjects. Regular school visits and science experiments conducted with his three children keep him connected with his wide readership as well as with the latest school curriculum developments.

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