Nicole had this to say
after Mrs. Rabe's last
"I am looking for books for Alex, he is in the 3rd grade but at a 7th grade reading level. He loves adventure. Do you have any thoughts?'
I have been thinking about it and
remembered a series of books that
we enjoyed. It came to me yesterday
as it was the anniversary of the
Mt. Vesuvius disaster so many
Caroline Lawrence has written a
series that is set in Roman Times.
It follows Flavia Gemina, the daughter
of a Sea Captain, and her friends, as they
We found the series to be believable
to the time period and interesting.
The book titles are:
The Thieves of Ostia
The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Pirates of Pompeii
I see at Amazon that there are many other
titles by this author. It seems that the
characters in these books are involved in
some, if not all of these.
I found these three books at the Library but
will have to look for more titles. Chelsea would
likely still enjoy them.
I think you would find them interesting for
Alex. Of course, I always recommend previewing
everything for yourself.
Our childrens' personalities
and likes are all different.
You know better than
anyone what he would like.
For example, in the first book,
someone is killing dogs. That is
the basis of the mystery. If this
would be too upsetting to your child
it would be best to skip this book.
We didn't find it to be so gruesome
and we understood it to be fiction.
The story was very intriguing.
Does anyone else have recommendations for