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A fascinating first reference book that answers questions such as “who were the ancient Romans?”, “where did they go to eat, shop and wash?” and “what did they do for fun?” Each page is illustrated with scenes from Roman life, plus photographs of Roman artefacts such as mosaics, statues, carvings and coins. Perfect for readers who prefer fact to fiction and those studying the Romans at school, with internet links to specially selected websites with video clips and more information.

Book information

Key Stage
Book Band
ISBN: 9781474903172
Extent: 32 pages
Dimensions: 204 x 150mm
Adam Larkum

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

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Great book for my school project. Lots of interesting facts.
“The Romans”
This book was full of fun ideas! It has a lot of information so you learn about it more. The best bit is the website it is the BEST!

Press reviews

“This book tells us all about Romans who lived hundreds of years ago. I like the bit where it tells you that the owners swapped places with the slaves for the day... like the Usborne Beginners books because they tell you about a lot of interesting things, and the pictures are nice, some look real, some are drawn and others are cartoons.”


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