Romulus and Remus
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Romulus and Remus

by Anne Rockwell
     
 

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A brand-new Ready-to-Read book by Anne Rockwell. This retelling of the story of Romulus and Remus tells of their early separation from their mother, their childhood years when they were raised by wolves, and how they came to found the city of Rome, which was populated first by slaves. Exciting fare that's simple to read but right for the interest level of first… See more details below

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A brand-new Ready-to-Read book by Anne Rockwell. This retelling of the story of Romulus and Remus tells of their early separation from their mother, their childhood years when they were raised by wolves, and how they came to found the city of Rome, which was populated first by slaves. Exciting fare that's simple to read but right for the interest level of first through third graders.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Catherine Petrini
Anne Rockwell's charming retelling of the legend of Romulus and Remus begins with the infant twins' separation from their mother when they float down the River Tiber in a basket. They stop on a bank near the Palatine Hill, where a mother wolf rescues the brothers and raises them alongside her cubs. As the boys grow, they develop their own personalities and interests. Remus prefers to run and hunt with the wolves, while his more social-minded brother discovers a talent for carpentry and begins to build houses on the hill. Romulus, of course, goes on to found the city of Rome, while Remus returns to the woods. Rockwell supplements her chapter book with a page-long historical note that explores the origins of the story and the significance of the rival brothers in Rome and throughout history. Her colorful illustrations are a perfect complement to the text and should capture young readers' attention.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2This retelling of the founding of Rome is an admirable introduction to myth. Twins Romulus and Remus are found and raised by a female wolf. As they grow older, Romulus has an interest in making things, while Remus enjoys hunting with his wolf brothers. Romulus builds a city, which he names after himself, and is made king; Remus leaves to go off with the pack. While this story keeps much of the old myth intact, it softens the tale for young readers, leaving out such details as jealous gods and Remus's untimely death. The Rome of this book is a kinder, gentler place than is generally depicted, and there is no mention of divine intervention. Deftly illustrated with bright watercolors, the figures echo Roman mosaics. One small quibble: the text stresses the point that Romulus is a little bigger than Remus, but in the illustrations both boys appear to be the same size. Otherwise, the art is a fine complement to this story. Mythology titles for beginning readers are scarce; this one fills that gap nicely.Angela J. Reynolds, West Slope Community Library, Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689812903
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Ready-to-Reads Series
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
503,968
Product dimensions:
2.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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