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Passion, courage and determination burn brightly in Minna’s third adventure, from a classic author. Set in a beautifully atmospheric Roman world, this classic story will enchant girls looking for action, adventure and romance. With internet links to find out more about life in Roman Britain.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2/3 E
Lexile Measure
Accelerated Reader level
5.8 MY
ISBN: 9780746090886
Extent: 192 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm

Author information

K. M. Peyton

K. M. Peyton had her first novel published at the age of fifteen, "Sabre, Horse of the Sea". She has gone on to write more than 50 novels, including the award-winning "Flambards" tetralogy, for which she won the Carnegie Medal for "The Edge of the Cloud".

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Shortlisted - Historical Association Young Quills Award for children's historical fiction

Press reviews

“Far From Home is the final instalment in the Roman Pony trilogy by top author K. M. Peyton. Set in Roman Britain, the story concludes as Minna follows Theo, the courageous commander, as the Roman Army marches on marauding natives. When Theo is wounded in battle and Minna's beloved horse Silva is stolen by the enemy, she sets off alone on a life - or death - mission to save her horse. Don't miss the previous two books - the set makes a fabulous read with a unique background of Britain centuries ago.”


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