The Destruction of Pompeii
By Roger Canavan (Author), Damian Zain (Illustrator)
The Destruction of Pompeii explores the famous Roman town of Pompeii in the years before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the timeline of its destruction, and its subsequent rediscovery hundreds of years later. The story is recounted by the plaster casts of a dog and a horse, two victims of the eruption in Pompeii, adding an element of irreverent humor to the retelling.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Roger Canavan is an award-winning author of more than 60 books for young readers, covering history, science, and other nonfiction subjects. Regular school visits and science experiments conducted with his three children keep him connected with his wide readership as well as with the latest school curriculum developments.
Damian Zain lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He trained in comic illustration and now works as a freelance artist.