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Author(s): Trease, Geoffrey Pages: 270
Publisher: St. Martin's Date of Publication: 1965
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Brit & Rome Period: t/o Trajan (Code: 7d2)
Rome Setting: y/2 Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: ÒAdventure story of a boyÕs quest to help an exiled Roman poet ranges from Roman Britain to the Emperor HadrianÕs Rome. There is a spirited heroine, TreaseÕs favorite journey theme, and many details of Roman life.Ó (Fisher, Index to HF for C & YP)
Unique Qualities: aka Message to Hadrian?
Rating: Plausible & well-concocted story, with atmosphere of authenticity (EFR)
Review By: Janet Fisher
Review In: Index to Historical Fiction for Children & Young People, p. 149

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