Rome by Andrew Solway

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Million-copy best-selling creator of the "Incredible Cross-Sections" series now brings his talent to a new challenge: Ancient Rome.

"Rome in a Day" is set in 128 AD, on a festival day and follows one day in the life of a father and his 9-year-old son, Titus Cotta Maximus, as they spend a public holiday together in ancient Rome.

Spend the day with father and son as they awake and breakfast in their home; make their way down to the busy streets; follow the procession to the Temple of Jupiter; take in the game at the Colosseum; conduct some family business at the busy docks; relax at the Baths of Trajan; and watch the races at the Circus Maximus before returning home at the end of the evening. A very full day!

About Andrew Solway

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Stephen Biesty studied illustration, specializing in historical and architectural drawings. His illustrations are unrivalled for their ambitious scope and extraordinary attention to detail. He lives in Somerset, England, with his wife and son. Meredith Hooper grew up in Australia, but went to the U.K. to do a post-graduate degree in history at Oxford. She is the author of many remarkable works for children, including "Who Built the Pyramid?" (Candlewick Press) and "Endurance: Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antarctica" (Abbeville Kids), plus twenty additional titles in BIP. Her books have been acclaimed for the way they distill a wealth of research into writing which is both simple and powerful. Meredith lives in London with her family.
Published January 1, 2003 by Scholastic Inc.. 29 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Biesty's artwork, packed with minute details, uncovers the inside workings and activities at various key locations such as the Colosseum and the Baths of Trajan, as a Roman senator and his son make their way around town.

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