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Lawrence, Caroline
Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 7.6
ISBN 0761326030
Flavia, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus are back.  This time they are trying to solve a riddle for a great scholar.  They have had the privilege of meeting Pliny himself and now have a mission.  Pliny has seen a riddle posted in a blacksmith shop in the port city of Pompeii.  The children are on their way to stay at Flavia's uncle's home near Pompeii.  They haven't been looking forward to spending time away but now they have a mystery to solve.  Solving the riddle is said to lead to a treasure!  So, when they get to Pompeii, they must look up the blacksmith and try to solve the riddle.  What they can't know is the danger they are heading into.  Quiet Mount Vesuvius is about to lead to a disaster.  What will happen to the chidren?  Will they be able to solve the riddle?
SUBJECTS:     Riddles -- Fiction.
                        Lost children -- Fiction.
                        Vesuvius (Italy) Eruption, 79 -- Fiction.
                        Italy -- Antiquities -- Fiction.
                        Pliny, the Elder -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.


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