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Romuald Kłys

Bolek and Lolek in Europe [Bolek i Lolek w Europie] (Series, S01E05): Under the Crater [Pod kraterem]

At the beginning of each episode of the series, Bolek and Lolek study a wall map. This time they decide to travel to Campania, Italy. Bolek wants to see Vesuvius before it becomes inactive as he reads it is the last active volcano on the European continent; Lolek, however, is focused on Italy as the homeland of ice-cream. They travel by car (registered “B & L”), unaccompanied by any adult. On the border, they have to give their autographs to passport control officer instead of th(...)


YEAR: 1986


Christina Balit

Escape from Pompeii

The story follows young Tranio and Livia, and their happy life in Pompeii. However, one August day the land quakes and Vesuvius erupts. The children initially do not grasp the full danger of the situation, but soon they realize it and witness the damage. They run to the harbour and hide on a Greek cargo ship. When they wake up the ship is already sailing away from the city. The children are saved. The text is accompanied by colourful and large illustrations. On the last page there is a brie(...)


YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

Glen Chapron, Hélène Montardre

Little Stories from History [Petites histoires de l’HISTOIRE] (Series, Book 3): Disaster at Pompeii [Catastrophe à Pompéi]

Like all volumes in the series, this one begins with a section The adventure begins… setting up the scene of the novel by providing answers to the basic narrative questions: when, where, “so what”, and who.A teenage boy, Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, who lives in Misenum with his mother and uncle, Pliny the Elder, a writer and also commander of the Roman fleet stationed in the port, frequently visits his friend Loreius in Pompeii, across the bay. Loreius spends lots of tim(...)


YEAR: 2013


Władysław Zambrzycki

Our Lady of Joy, or Strange Adventures of Gaston Bodineau, a Colonel in the Belgian Army [Nasza Pani Radosna, czyli dziwne przygody pułkownika armii belgijskiej Gastona Bodineau]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: book is written in the form of fictitious memoirs of the author, who in this time-travel story along with Colonel Bodineau and two other friends – Jeff van Campe(...)


YEAR: 1931


Yan Marchand, Donatien Mary

The Revolt of Epictetus [La révolte d’Épictète]

Rome, at the time of the emperor Vespasian. Prince Titus, his son, is preparing a grand feast to celebrate Saturnalia when one of his slaves, young Julius, missteps and must be resold to another master. At the slave market, the boy, for the first time, meets Epictetus, who often comes there to talk to the human merchandise (that is how the slaves in the market are described in the book); Latin-speaking people there translate his words to those who do not understand Latin. Julius escapes wit(...)


YEAR: 2014