The People of Pompeii

The People of PompeiiPearson, 2010

In 79 CE, the volcano Mount Vesuvius, in Italy, erupted violently and unexpectedly. The nearby towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae were destroyed: buried under ashes or lava. Flavia is a young girl living in Pompeii in 79 CE. Maria is a young girl who joins her archaeologist uncle on a tour through the streets of Pompeii in 1863. When Maria asks what happened to the people of Pompeii, her story is forever linked with Flavia’s story.