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Detectives in Togas (Detectives in Togas, Bk 1)
Detectives in Togas - Detectives in Togas, Bk 1 Author:Henry Winterfeld, Charlotte Kleinert (Illustrator), Richard Winston (Translator), Clara Winston (Translator) Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did not break into the schoolroom, did not tie up his teacher, and certainly did not paint his slur about Caius on the Temple of Minerva (even if it is in Rufus's own handwriting). Rufus is doomed unless his six classmates can find out who is... more »really responsible. Every hour seems to bring a new, confusing clue... until the boys finally stumble upon someone who is not what he appears to be.« less
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This is a classic in every sense of the word. A group of schoolboys in ancient Rome sets out to solve a series of mysteries -- and evading serious trouble while doing so. Well-written, exciting, funny, and sneakily informative about imperial Rome.
Written in Germany in 1956 - this translation has been so popular with older elementary school age students and their parents it has gone through several printings. This book is wonderful fun. The author, who first wrote stories to entertain his own children, really knows both his history and his characters.