Rumble With the Romans!

Rumble With the Romans!

Book - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
What happens when you mix the gladiatorial combat of ancient Rome with a fast-talking creature who is DEFINITELY NOT A STRIPY HORSE?

From a smelly water hole on the African savanna, Julius Zebra is captured, along with Milus the scarred lion and Cornelius the clueless warthog. Transported to the ferocious clamor of the Colosseum, Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends must gear up to be . . . gladiators! The only way they will gain their freedom is if they win the love of the Roman crowds. But do they have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive? Follow the madcap adventures of Julius Zebra and his pals in short chapters with funny, irreverent text and zany cartoon-style illustrations, with an illustrated guide to Roman numerals and a handy glossary at the end.

Baker & Taylor
Captured from their smelly waterhole on the African savanna, Julius Zebra and his friends Milus the scarred lion and Cornelius the clueless warthog are transported to the Colosseum of ancient Rome, where they are trained as gladiators and must win the love of the Roman crowds in order to survive.

Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2015
ISBN: 9780763678531
Branch Call Number: J FIC NOR
Characteristics: 288 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.

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Daniel Alexander
Aug 24, 2017

A very good book. I loved the pictures and how the story had both ancient rome and african animals such as the zebra (called Julius). I also like the different variety of characters in the book. Great book to read very funny action packed adventure with lot's of interesting words and pictures.

AL_CATHERINE Sep 06, 2016

Funny and action-packed, this one gives a bit of historical fact mixed with the silly antics of a zebra and his animal pals trying to fight for their freedom against the gladiators of ancient Rome. The illustrations add an extra level of hilarity. A great choice for reluctant readers!

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