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The remarkable, true story of a slave who gained fame as a gladiator and led a revolt against Roman slave owners. Specially written for children growing in reading confidence. Accused of deserting the Roman army, Spartacus finds himself sold into slavery. When he is forced to join gladiator school, only one thing is on his mind – escape. With dramatic illustrations that bring the story to life. Includes a glossary, timeline, maps and internet links to recommended websites to find out more. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Book information

Age
7+
Key Stage
KS1/2 H, E
Lexile Measure
700L
Book Band
Brown
BIC CBMC
B5N79
CEFR Level
C1
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9781409535935
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Gustavo Mazali

Author information

Russell Punter

Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.

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  • Usborne Reading Programme
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