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Mystery of the Roman Ransom 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 It seems the boys can get nothing right Their teacher s fiftieth birthday is long past they should have done their math homework the servant they bought as a present for his birthday isn t just your run of the mill Gaul slave but a courier running for his life and, to top it all off, the message he s carrying requests the assassination of a Roman senator the father of one of the boys


About the Author: Henry Winterfeld

Henry Winterfeld born April 9, 1901, in Hamburg, Germany died January 27, 1990, in Machias, Maine , also published under the pseudonym Manfred Michael He was a German writer and artist famous for his children s and young adult novels.



10 thoughts on “Mystery of the Roman Ransom

  1. Emily Emily says:

    This book is an exiting sequel to the Detectives in Togas The setting is the same except their slave is a secret curior that is carrying a message about witch of the boys fathers is to be murdered This story is a very good read at night or read when bored book There are some parts that you will not understand unless you read the first book That is another reason to read the first one Detectives in Togas The setting for both the books is i


  2. Elise Elise says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read this book aloud to my kids 7, 10, 12 as part of our history studies this year When we last studied ancient Rome, we read Winterfield s previous book Detectives in Togas The kids really enjoyed the book, followed the plot well, and were eager to listen each time we read As an adult, I found the book to be just okay I typically enjoy the things I read aloud


  3. Amanda Amanda says:

    Actually 3.5Nice, short, fun little book A nice break from the other long and complex school lit books I ve had lately I probably would ve really enjoyed it at about the age ofnine Would be a perfect read aloud for my little brothers Had trouble keeping track of the seven main characters, and coincidences abound, but otherwise this was a great little story.Recommended for youngins of about 7 to 11, especially boys Or anyone who wants a break


  4. Sandra Fahrlender Sandra Fahrlender says:

    Second book to this series Good book for young readers, 5th grade and up Group of boys, working together to solve a problem And a wonderful teacher who helps My 5th grader enjoyed it and is now going to read the first book.


  5. Jean-Marie Jean-Marie says:

    The Detectives in Togas series was a fun complement to our ancient Rome history lessons Historical fiction is a perfect way to transport students back in time in an interesting and engaging way My kids really enjoyed the ride.


  6. Amy Amy says:

    Fun and witty Some parts were very funny, and it s just a sweet relaxing book to read


  7. Tirzah Eleora Tirzah Eleora says:

    An entertaining rollick set in ancient Rome that would be great for middle grade readers.


  8. Timothyl Timothyl says:

    A year after reading the first installment into this series Detectives in Togas , I was pretty excited to see this volume in the tall stack of books my mom purchased through my homeschooling curriculum If it was anything like the first, this one would be a wild ride.It was It was flawed, like the first, but the story is a twisting conspiracy involving a paralegal ring of gladiators, a slave, and a pet lion, all experienced by the mischievous and variou


  9. Olivia Olivia says:

    In these two delightful history mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimesthanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.It seems the boys can get nothing right Their teacher s fiftieth birthday is long past they should have done their math homework the servant they bought as a present for his birthday isn t just your run of the mill Gaul slave but a courier running for his life and


  10. Anne Anne says:

    Writing was a bit better in Roman Ransom than in Detectives in Togas I think these books were originally written in German and then translated into English, which would explain why some of the writing seems disjointed in parts Still, a super fun story with lots of laughs The whole family enjoyed it


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