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
  • julieover 6 years
    i love it 5 star
    • Jeffover 6 years
      This was one of my favorite books if you like historical fiction this is a book for you
      • lil-anna
        lil-annaalmost 7 years
        I loved this book because it was full of action and kept me on my toes!
        • cheerhh
          cheerhhover 7 years11 star
          I don't recommend unless you like major bad story's.It is about a destruction of pompeii. There are major damages. This boy survives when a lot of people die.Do you know how a little kid could survive.
          • stephsb
            stephsbover 7 years55 stars
            This book is very action packed. Marcus lives in Rome and his father are separated. Marcus needs his father. A volcano is about to explode. Will Marcus save his father and get out alive before the volcano explodes.
            • dogcp
              dogcpover 7 years55 stars
              I would describe this book as adventurous,action packed.It is Realistic fiction and Historical Fiction.I really like
              • eekek
                eekekover 7 years55 starsFeatured
                I would recommend this book because action packed and adventures.I love this book because it is nonfiction also because it's a page turner. The main character is Marcus and the story is about the volcano in Pompeii Italy and his dad Tata are slaves and tell everyone that the volcano will erupted but nobody listens. Then they are not slaves at the end of the book.
                • daldood
                  daldoodover 7 years55 stars
                  it looks epic
                  • dzetina
                    dzetinaalmost 8 years
                    I have read this book and it seemed pretty interesting to me because there are so many details of how they explain Mount Vesuvius.
                    • whiteturtle8347
                      whiteturtle8347almost 8 years55 stars
                      full of adventure if your interested