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So you want to be a Roman soldier? / written by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw ; illustrated by Takayo Akiyama ; inspired by the book Legionary by Philip Matyszak.

Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia, (author.). Akiyama, Takayo, 1977- (illustrator.). Matyszak, Philip, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 937 Amso (Text) 33126024962551 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 937 Amso (Text) 33126024962577 JNonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J 937 Amso (Text) 33126024962569 JNonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780500651834 hardback
  • ISBN: 0500651833 hardback
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"Based on the book by Philip Matyszak Legionary ©2009 Thames & Hudson Ltd, London."--Title page verso.
"Abridged from the original by Georgia Amson-Bradshaw."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
In this highly entertaining adventure, Kate, Eddie, and Angus travel back in time to see if they have what it takes to be a Roman soldier. Under the guidance of an ancient career counselor and one of the Roman Empire's most intimidating centurions, they are inducted as newbie legionaries and discover firsthand the highs (sacking a city!) and lows (sharing a bum sponge) of life in the Roman army. After passing their initial training challenges, our young crew discover how to use a shield as brass knuckles, how to operate a catapult, and how to avoid a javelin in the skull. These, and many other handy lessons, are now available to children dreaming of a career as an ancient Roman warrior. So You Want to Be a Roman Soldier? draws on the latest scholarship by noted author Philip Matyszak and is illustrated throughout with zany drawings by Japanese cartoonist Takayo Akiyama. Quizzes, training challenges, pros-and-cons lists, and more will help readers personalize their journeys to soldierhood. The result is a book that brings to life the experience of a Roman soldier in 100 CE.
Subject: Soldiers > Rome.
Rome > Army.
Rome > History > Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.

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