THE Leopard in THE Golden Cage
The Scar Gatherer is a series of seven time-travel adventures for 8 to 12 year olds, spanning seven periods in British history, from Roman times up to the Second World War.
The series begins with The Leopard in the Golden Cage.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time?
Joe Hopkins isn't expecting to go anywhere. It's the first day of the summer holidays and he's fed up. His dad has moved out, and he doesn't know what he's going to do with himself for the next six weeks.
But while visiting Fishbourne Roman Palace, he slips through time by mistake and finds himself in a world where nothing is quite as he expects. He meets Lucy, the daughter of the most important man in Britannia, who soon becomes his friend and protector. But as he quickly discovers, there is someone else who wants to get rid of him at any cost.
Can Joe survive in Lucy's world for long enough to outwit his enemy and save his new friend from a terrible fate?
"A thrilling read which really brings history alive!"
Neil Baker, Headteacher, Christ Church Primary School
If you are a teacher considering using The Leopard in the Golden Cage to support your topic work on Romans, there is now a 7 week English teaching scheme available for this book from Teaching from Text.
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