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Escape from Pompeii av Christina Balit

Escape from Pompeii (utgåvan 2013)

av Christina Balit (Autor)

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When Mount Vesuvius erupts in 79 A.D., Tranio and his friend Livia flee from their homes in Pompeii, Italy, and run to the harbor.
Titel:Escape from Pompeii
Författare:Christina Balit (Autor)
Info:Frances Lincoln Children's Books (2013), Edition: New, 32 pages


Escape From Pompeii av Christina Balit



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Tranio loved to watch all the goings on in Pompeii. He was in awe of his beautiful city but even more in awe of the city’s great protector Mount Vesuvius. There were many earthquake tremors, which no one took seriously until it was too late. Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii. Tranio and Livia barely escaped. They were rescued and taken in by a kind Greek captain to live out the rest of their days. Many years later they returned to Pompeii to place flowers underneath an orange tree and pay tribute to the many people who lost their lives the day Mount Vesuvius erupted. I loved the illustrations throughout the book. The last page has a really powerful message about the death of the people of Pompeii. It speaks volumes! ( )
  KRWallace | Sep 24, 2019 |
I truly enjoyed this book. I love history and Pompeii has always been an interest of mine. The book has sad moments, of course, no one can change the terrible thing that happened to all of those people. The art in the book was my favorite part because it resembled Roman art. There was one picture that touched me the most, the illustrator drew Pompeii burried under new land but made sure the reader could still see the houses and the people who were trapped there. When anthropologist and archeologist started to discover Pompeii's remains, this is exactly what it must of looked like seeing it from a cut side view of the city. Althoough this was a sad event, the author did a great job making a sweet story out of it. ( )
  dmesquivel | Feb 13, 2019 |
One thing I really thought made this book great were the illustrations they were colorful and used colors like orange, blue, red, green, and a few hints of purple. The patterned borders on the edges of the pages re beautiful and only add to the book. The details in the illustrations are almost enough for this story to tell itself, but the text is still necessary. In this book, Pompeii is hit by a natural disaster, a volcanic eruption. The town is filled with smoke and ash, choking and covering the town. People were upset and devastated. Many lost their lives and their homes. This is very personal for me, as I lost everything I had in Hurricane Katrina. My family was devastated and found ways to cope with the loss. We rebuilt and came back stronger, but I cannot say the same for Pompeii. It is a city that will never be forgotten. I found the cover of this book to be very interesting and eye catching. The colors and fear on the faces of the children is there and the dark cloud of dust and ash in the rough water makes the reader think and feel. I think this is a great book to read to children because it can teach them about the town of Pompeii and the culture of the people who resided there. This book can expose children to culture and ways to handle natural disasters, as in Louisiana, we are not strangers to them. I distinctly remember learning about this topic in school and I think a book like this would have made the lesson more engaging and interesting, from a students perspective. ( )
  Gabrielle21 | Aug 28, 2018 |
Escape From Pompeii is the story of a young boy, Tranio, who lived in the ancient city of Pompeii. The colorful artwork, along with the descriptive story-line, gives readers an idea of what the city (which was covered in layers of volcanic ash and not discovered for 1,700 years) may have been like from a young boy's perspective. At the beginning of the story, Tranio and his friend Livia are two happy kids, playing and enjoying life in Pompeii. Little do they know, the volcano is about to erupt, and their lives will be changed forever. They manage to escape by boat, but their friends and family perish in the aftermath of Mount Vesuvius' eruption. ( )
  nfernan1 | Aug 31, 2017 |
Escape from Pompeii is about a boy and his family going through life days before a massive destruction. One day his family and him went to a show and there the grounds start to shake. Everyone runs with fear to a boat and they hide. When the quake passed they quickly realized that the earthquake had destroyed the hometown and everyone became very sad. The colors were very brings and vibrant. The setting places an important role with history because without the earthquake the people of Pompeii would not have felt sad and loose their homes. I like how the story was told from the young boys view so it makes it easy for younger kids to understand. ( )
  Phallan | Feb 15, 2017 |
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