Student’s Name : Jayden

Age: 10

Which school do you go to?: Mossgiel Park Primary School

Book name : The Secrets of Vesuvius

Author of the book: Sara C. Bisel


The Secrets of Vesuvius is both a fact and fiction book. It is about a girl named Petronia and her experiences of being a servant and what it was like when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. This book also has great illustrations of the volcano, portraits and all the damage from Mount Vesuvius. It tells you what it was like in ancient Herculaneum, buying and selling goods, cooking foods and lots more. This book is recommended for grades 4-7.

I also like how the author puts a fictional story in to factual, or if she didn’t it would be quite boring. I hope you enjoy reading this book, even though it’s quite long.

What do you rate the book out of 10?: 9

Which AFL team do you support?: St Kilda