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Pankration: The Ultimate Game

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Nic, the spoiled son of a wealthy Athenian family, is on the run: from the plague in Athens, from savage pirates, and from a life of slavery. If only he can reach Olympia in time for the Games and find his friend Gellius, he'll be safe. Or will he? At Olympia, the last and most terrible of his enemies is waiting.Greece in 430 BC comes alive in this action-packed, Olympic a ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Albert Whitman & Company (first published 1997)
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Thai
Jul 22, 2010 Thai rated it really liked it
This is my all time favourite childhood novel. This book contributes to one of the reasons why I love reading till this day. The style of writing is easy to read and the setting and description is well written.

The characters are very engaging. You definitely feel for the protagonist and his journey of hardship. The other characters are just as engaging with a good history.

The plot is seemless. It fits very well and the ending is what made me think how awesome! I was a little kid mind you so I
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Abby
May 12, 2008 Abby rated it liked it
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Abby by: MY READING TEACHER
SO FAR IN MY 1ST AND 2ND PERIOD CLASS WE HAVE BEEN READING PANKRATION THE ULTIMATE GAME. THE REASON WE STARTED TO READ THIS IS BECAUSE IT TIED IN WITH WORLD CIV. IT'S SO FAR ABOUT THIS RICH BOY NAMED NICK. HE HAS TO LEAVE ATHENS BECAUSE THERE IS A PLAGUE GOING AROUND. ON THE SHIP THAT SELLED OUT HE MET HIS NEW FRIEND NAMED GELLIUS. GELLIUS IS TRAING FOR THE OLYPIC GAME PANKRATION.GELLIUS PROMISES NICK THAT HE WILL TAKE NICK TO THE GAMES WITH HIM. THE SHIP GETS ATTACKED BY PIRATES AND THEN NICK A ...more
Sarah Smith
Mar 26, 2012 Sarah Smith rated it really liked it
I had to read this for school, and I must say that it's very different than other historical fiction books I've had to read. It's very descriptive in areas where books tend to be vague, like when a man gets stabbed through the hand or the boy gets food poisoning. All in all, I did enjoy it.
Harla
May 01, 2012 Harla rated it liked it
This one okay. An interesting take on Roman history. Found it on a list of recommended reading...
Sam Hall
Jun 21, 2012 Sam Hall rated it liked it
a great short and interesting read, it's educating while being a fun engaging read!
Alec Kelly
Jun 21, 2012 Alec Kelly rated it liked it
i read this book as a class novel but i still enjoied. its about the olimpic games!
Chris
Dec 21, 2008 Chris rated it it was ok
i read this book as a reqirement for a reading class, and i was not impressed.
Thomas Young
May 10, 2012 Thomas Young rated it liked it
A good and cleverly writen book.
Rachel
Mar 19, 2008 Rachel rated it liked it
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