I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

Book 10 of 18 in the I Survived Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.112621
The beast beneath the mountain is restless...

No one in the bustling city of Pompeii worries when the ground trembles beneath their feet. The beast under the mountain Vesuvius, high above the city, wakes up angry sometimes -- and always goes back to sleep.

But Marcus is afraid. He knows something is terribly wrong -- and his father, who trusts science more than mythical beasts, agrees. When Vesuvius explodes into a cloud of fiery ash and rocks fall from the sky like rain, will they have time to escape -- and survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on August 26, 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545459397
ISBN-13: 9780545459396
27 Book Reviews
  • hermionereader
    hermionereaderabout 1 year55 stars
    This series makes learning about historical events really accessible to kids. I really liked this book. It was fast-paced and exciting and helped me to see what Pompeii may have been like. It left me wanting to learn more about the disaster!
    • ozzywizard
      ozzywizardabout 2 years44 stars
      this is one of my favorite i survived books. its about a boy named Marcus who is enslaved in Pompeii and is trying to find his dad. Marcus helped a old lady from falling in the croud, and then she told Marcus something spooky.
      • zzayumi
        zzayumiabout 3 years55 stars
        This is a great book! It is about a boy named Marcus surviving the Destruction of Pompeii. It teaches you that you should be kind, because Marcus was kind and the old woman told him something good.
        • blackwolfover 3 years
          I'm not the type of girl that likes action, but i really liked this book, it was the best I SURVIVED book that was ever made. ur somebody that likes action then this is the type of book
          • angel200
            angel200over 4 years44 stars
            Im not the type of girl that likes action,but I really liked this book,it was the best I SURVIVED book that was ever made.If ur sombody that likes action then this is ur type of book
            • greenarrow793
              greenarrow793about 5 years55 stars
              Nice book!
              • johnabout 5 years
                the best series ever read in my life
                • nonstopreader
                  nonstopreaderabout 6 years
                  I love this series! I am always excited when a new one comes out. This book focuses on Pompeii. I recently just saw the movie. Wouldn't it be awesome to go there? But what a tragedy.
                  • A Nerdover 6 years
                    I love this book!!! But I want some info
                    • nflchampion36
                      nflchampion36over 6 years
                      My brother loves the series.