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Roman Diary
The Journal of Iliona, Young Slave

author: Richard Platt
illustrator: David Parkins

Iliona never imagined that her sea voyage from Greece to Egypt would lead to Rome, but when she is captured by pirates and auctioned off as a slave, that’s where she lands. Readers are invited to view the wonders of Rome through Iliona’s eyes—the luxury, the excess, and the politics.
Back matter includes notes for the reader, a glossary, and sources.

"Like Platt’s previous ‘diaries’ about castles, pirates, and ancient Egypt, this offers an accessible introduction to history." — Booklist
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$6.99 / $8.00
0763678244 /  9780763678241
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Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / EBook
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Action & Adventure; Historical; Biographical; Lifestyles;
author’s comments:
Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty nonfi ction books for children, including Egyptian Diary, also illustrated by David Parkins, and Castle Diary and Pirate Diary, both illustrated by Chris Riddell. He lives in England.
illustrator’s comments:
David Parkins has illustrated numerous books for children. He lives in England.
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