Detectives In Togas by Henry Winterfeld
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
We read Detectives in Togas as a read aloud. The children really enjoyed the story and trying to figure out what was going on.
thought it was OK. It was interesting enough, but the writing seemed
to fluctuate between formal and informal. The search for who framed
Rufus seemed long in parts and short in parts. Some things seemed to
make sense and others seemed less so.
It isn't a whodunit in a traditional sense - there are insufficient clues given to solve the mystery on your own.
being said, it was fun. It did give a view into Roman society at the
time. The end was very exciting. The children enjoyed it, which is a
I wouldn't say it's a can't miss for family reading, not a classic, but it wasn't a waste of time either.
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