By Ciddor, Anna
When Perry steps into a crumbling ruin while on holiday in France, he is not expecting to be transported back 1700 years to Roman times. While he hunts desperately for a way home, he must blend in as a slave in a grand villa - even if it means eating mice for dinner! Gradually, P...erry is caught up in the fascinating world of Villa Rubia and a life he could never have imagined. But when he makes a new friend, he has a startling realisation. He has seen her name in his own time...engraved on a child's stone coffin. This couldn't really be the same girl, could it? The question burns in Perry's head as he dodges the perils of Roman life. And all the time there is the danger that he will be trapped in the past forever...Read more
Anna Ciddor has always been fascinated by the past. It would be her dream come true to step through time! Instead, she immerses herself in research and hunts out the tiniest details so she can bring the past to life in her imagination - and in her books. Anna's meticulous work has been recognised by a grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, three of her novels have been selected as Notable Books by the Children's Book Council of Australia, and several have been translated into other languages to be enjoyed around the world.
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