The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

by Lauren Tarshis

The Books for Boys Book Club meeting for this book was held April 11, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.

Book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

No one in the bustling city of Pompeii worries when the ground trembles beneath their feet. The beast under the mountain Vesuvius, high above the city, wakes up angry sometimes — and always goes back to sleep.

But Marcus is afraid. He knows something is terribly wrong — and his father, who trusts science more than mythical beasts, agrees. When Vesuvius explodes into a cloud of fiery ash and rocks fall from the sky like rain, will they have time to escape — and survive the epic destruction of Pompeii? 

book 10 in the I Survived series

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