Gladiator by Richard Watkins

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In this compelling look at the most violent sporting event in history, Richard Watkins explores the world of the gladiators.
 

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Richard Watkins is a full-time toy designer who loves old monster movies and toys from the sixties. He became fascinated with gladiators at age twelve when his parents traveled to Italy and brought back a book filled with stories of ancient Rome. He lives in West Chester, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters.
 
Published September 29, 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The heroic and bloody story of the Roman gladiators is retold in Watkins's debut work, a comprehensive and vividly illustrated guide that will impart his obvious passion for the subject to budding historians.

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In a starred review, PW called this an engrossing debut, an eloquent history that will make gladiators seem as real for today's readers as they were over 1,500 years ago. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)

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By focusing on the history of this one sport, Watkins ingeniously points out not only the lasting legacy of the gladiators in the sports thriving today (e.g., bull fights, rodeo, wrestling, boxing and football), but also in the exploitation of the many lands, animals and peoples needed to satisfy...

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In a starred review, PW called this an ""engrossing debut, an eloquent history that will make gladiators seem as real for today's readers as they were over 1,500 years ago."" Ages 8-12.

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