Ramona can hardly believe her eyes! She stares at Theo and a sense of dread starts to well up inside her. What began as an eagerly-awaited scholl trip to Italy has now turned into a nightmare.
The class has just visited the museum i Pompeii, the ruined Roman city that was buried beneath volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly two thousand years ago. Ramona is feeling queasy from looking at the casts of people who died in the eruption that destroyed the city. Suddenly, a strange sensation comes över her and she sits down to rest. Within minutes, she falls into a deep sleep.
When she wakes up, she finds that everything is different. Pompeii is no longer in ruins. The city is bustling with life and Ramona realises that this is Pompeii before the eruption! She also knows that Vesuvius will soon undergo a terrifying transformation. Glowing lava and chocking hot ash will come raining down and bury the entire city and its inhabitants. Will she and Theo be able to get away in time? Ramona has no idea when the volcano will erupt. It could happen in a hundred years´ time. in ten years or in ten minutes...
Back to Pompeii is Kim M. Kimselius' first book. It has enjoyed great success and been translated into many languages and is popular with readers of all ages. Kimselius skilfully brings the history of Pompeii to life and takes the readers on a thrilling journey back in time. It's a book you won't want to put down!
Back to Pompeii was voted one of the best youth books of 2009 by booksellers on Iceland.