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The Dragon of Rome
     

The Dragon of Rome

by John Seven, Craig Phillips (Illustrator)
 

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There's no such thing as the mythological beast called the dragon. Right? But when Dawk and Hype's parents are transferred to their new temporal position in ancient Rome, the two teenagers meet Pliny, a man obsessed with dragons. And when they accompany Pliny on a trip outside of Rome's walls, they even see one. But can it be real, or is there more to

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There's no such thing as the mythological beast called the dragon. Right? But when Dawk and Hype's parents are transferred to their new temporal position in ancient Rome, the two teenagers meet Pliny, a man obsessed with dragons. And when they accompany Pliny on a trip outside of Rome's walls, they even see one. But can it be real, or is there more to this beast than meets the eye?

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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Hype and Dawk, teenagers of the twenty-fifth century, have traveled with their parents back in time to ancient Rome. While their parents are trying to do research about the footwear of this period with Emperor Vespasian, the siblings encounter Pliny who enlists them to help with his own quest to gather all the information he can about dragons. Hawk and Dype are constantly aided by the modern technology of their era, including Fizzbin, NeuroPedia, and OpBot. NeuroNet enables brother and sister to communicate with each other without speaking. Of course the youngsters know that dragons are creatures of myth so when they encounter a real dragon, they are really confused and uncertain. While exploring the dragon's cave, Hype is separated from Hawk and Pliny. She becomes a slave of a rather obscure Roman goddess named Antevorta who is plotting with Domitian, the Emperor's son, who wants to overthrow his father. After a thrilling ride on the dragon, Hype redirects its flight so that Domitian cannot kill it and achieve his desire to be Emperor. If the first volume of this series, "Time-Tripping Faradays," is already popular, consider adding this title to the collection. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434264398
Publisher:
Time-Tripping Faradays
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Sales rank:
1,365,601
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NC840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

John Seven grew up in the 1970s, when science fiction movies and TV shows were cheap and fun. His favorites shows were The Starlost, Land of the Lost, and Return to the Planet of the Apes, and he loved time travel most of all. John collaborated with his wife, illustrator Jana Christy, on the comic book Very Vicky and a number of children’s books, including the multi-award-winning The Ocean Story, A Year With Friends, A Rule Is To Break: A Child’s Guide To Anarchy, and Happy Punks 1-2-3. John was born in Savannah, GA and currently lives in North Adams, MA with his wife and their twin sons, Harry and Hugo, where they all watch a lot of Doctor Who and Lost together.

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