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By Tomas Tuna
The Gladiators is a self-boxed 3-D board book that replicates an iconic structure from an ancient civilization, the colloseum! Page-filling color illustrations and concise text take young readers back in time, where they discover how people lived and what their world looked like. Gladiators were an important part of ancient Roman civilization. Most gladiators were unwilling slaves and prisoners of war, but some did win their freedom through their exploits in the arena. This book describes the gladiatorial system, the types of gladiators, their weaponry and the animals they fought. Important architectural features of the Colosseum are also explained. Engaging, interactive and informative, this shape book is sure to be a hit with curious readers. Recommended for ages 7 and up.