Diary of Dorkius Maximus in Pompeii by Tim Collins
Buster Books ISBN 9781780552682
Dorkius loves living in Rome but he has to spend the summer in Pompeii. He thinks it is going to be deadly boring but instead it turns out to be deadly. While following a trail of clues to work out how to avert danger he meets Decima and together they try to save everyone from the demon on Mount Vesuvius. Will Dorkius' dream of becoming a Roman hero come true? Will he be able to stay alive that long? This is a hilarious instalment of Dorkius' diary. The characters are fantastic and show the reader aspects of Roman history as well as bringing excitement and adventure.