The Destruction of Pompeii

By Roger Canavan (Author), Damian Zain (Illustrator)

Series Adventures in the Real World


Pub Date 8/2/2022

ISBN 9781913971144

Format Paperback



The Destruction of Pompeii

by Roger Canavan, Damian Zain
This title in the Adventures in the Real World series provides an in-depth, fast-paced account of ancient Roman history, using a mix of easy-to-read text, fact boxes providing historical context, and comic strips dramatizing significant episodes in the journey.

The Destruction of Pompeii explores the famous Roman town of Pompeii in the years before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the timeline of its destruction, and its subsequent rediscovery hundreds of years later. The story is recounted by the plaster casts of a dog and a horse, two victims of the eruption in Pompeii, adding an element of irreverent humor to the retelling.

Roger Canavan is an award-winning author of more than 60 books for young readers, covering history, science, and other nonfiction subjects. Regular school visits and science experiments conducted with his three children keep him connected with his wide readership as well as with the latest school curriculum developments.

Damian Zain lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He trained in comic illustration and now works as a freelance artist. 

Title Details

Pages 128 pages, b-w illus. throughout

Trim 6.25 x 7.43 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can

Category History & Biography

Age Range 9 and up