Tough Times: A Kid's Life In Ancient Rome

Roger Canavan


Tough Times: A Kid’s Life in Ancient Rome shows the world of ancient Rome through the eyes of a Roman child from a wealthy family, using cartoon-like illustrations, easy-to-read text, fact boxes and maps to immerse young readers in the sights, sounds and smells of the period. Spend time in a swanky Roman home, taste some strange delicacies, like fermented fish guts, and see gladiators fight to the death in the arena! By covering familiar subjects such as school, family, careers and entertainment, young readers are able to relate the lives of the historical figures to their own experiences, which aids their ability to absorb historical knowledge.

About the Author

Roger Canavan is an accomplished author who has written, edited and contributed to more than a dozen books about science and other educational subjects.

About the Illustrator

David Antram was born in Brighton, England, in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time illustrator.

He has since illustrated well over 100 titles, mainly for children and young adults, including around 60 in the bestselling 'You Wouldn't Want to Be' series.

Product information

Type: Paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 240mm x 212mm