Detectives in Togas

In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.

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 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.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152162801

  • ISBN-10: 0152162801

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 11/01/2002

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 700L
    • Guided Reading Level V

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Author

Henry Winterfeld

Henry Winterfeld (1901-1990) was born in Germany. He began writing for children in 1933, when he wrote Trouble at Timpetill to entertain his son, who was sick with scarlet fever. He went on to write a number of children's books, which have been published around the world.  
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Kurt Cyrus

Kurt Cyrus has hammered out such books as Billions of Bricks, Tadpole Rex, and Oddhopper Opera: A Bug's Garden of Verses. He has also illustrated books by authors such as Eve Bunting (The Bones of Fred McFee), Lisa Wheeler (Mammoths on the Move), and M.T. Anderson (Whales on Stilts). Kurt lives in a small town in Oregon. Visit him online at www.kurtcyrus.com.
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    "An original and humorous mystery story . . . tied neatly into a plot that has continuous suspense. . . . The boys are real in their mischief and eager deducing, and the historical details are so naturally a part of the story that the whole has a liveliness that the pictures suggest."--The Horn Book

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152162801

  • ISBN-10: 0152162801

  • Pages: 272

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 11/01/2002

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 7,8,9,10

  • Grade(s): 2-5

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 700L
    • Guided Reading Level V

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