The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

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9780007105984: The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle

A third exciting time-slip novel in which Topher and his cat Ka go back in time to Ancient Rome.

As with the two previous Time-travelling cat novels, there are two strands to this. In the contemporary part of the novel, Topher is settling into a new life in Chichester, a city with ancient Roman links. He becomes fascinated by a tile from Ancient Rome he sees in a museum which has a cat’s footprint on it. [factually accurate – it’s in Reading Museum]. But he’s being bullied at school by a boy who used to live in the house that Topher’s parents have bought.

In the timeslip element of the story, Topher meets up with Marcus, the son of Cassius the tilemaker and he discovers that it is, in fact, the time-travelling cat’s pawprint on the tile. Marcus’s elder brother is a bully and it is he who steals the symbol of power of the Roman Army – the eagle. Marcus and Topher have to get it back… before Topher can return to his own time.

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Review:

"Incredible." ( The Sun)

"Very readable ... might do much to spark a new interest in early history." ( Kids Out)

"Recreates life in Romano-Britain with vividness and ease...An enjoyable story." ( Books for Keeps)

"Fascinating and very good" (Kit Freiesleben (age 8) Education Otherwise)

From the Author:

While writing this story I made many visits to the deserted Roman city, Calleva Atrebatum, near Silchester. This is where the story is set. You can walk right round the walls. Combined with a visit to Reading Museum, where you can see the Roman eagle,the tile with the cat's paw print and many more artefacts - you can even dress in a Roman toga - it makes an excellent day out.

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