A vivid retelling of a major historical catastrophe written in an engaging, narrative style with direct speech and speech bubbles. Dramatic illustrations, photos or maps on every page and Internet links to fun websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. The Usborne Reading has been developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, Senior Lecturer at Roehampton University.


This is a hardback book with a ribbon marker. The events of the eruption of Vesuvius are told through the form of a narrative. The final chapter tells how Pompeii was rediscovered in 1860. It also contains a map, photographs of artefacts from Pompeii today, a plan of Pompeii and a timeline.

The condition of the book is 'as new'.