Series: Young Reading Series 3 History
By Minna Lacey
A history of the often brutal world of the gladiators written in an engaging narrative style and containing full colour illustrations throughout. Includes details of the different types of gladiators, their costumes and weaponry, famous gladiators and the arenas in which they fought. Part of Young Reading Level 3, created for children ready to tackle longer stories and more diverse subjects. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Internet-links to recommended websites to find out more about this fascinating world.
Minna Lacey has been writing books for Usborne since 2004, about all kinds of topics - from machines and nature to Christopher Columbus and the Olympics. Born in London, Minna worked as a journalist in Bogota, Colombia, and New York before returning to London to write. She loves reading, drawing, photography, ping pong and Salsa dancing, and has two children called Finn and Poppy.
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