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The Green Bronze Mirror

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A schoolgirl looks into an old bronze mirror and finds herself transported in the Rome of Emperor Nero.
Paperback, 117 pages
Published 2009 by CnPosner Books (first published 1966)
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Ana T.
Mar 04, 2010 Ana T. rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2010, ya
The Green Bronze Mirror is the story of Karen, a fifteen year old girl who finds herself transported to Roman Britain during Nero's reign. Found by a group of Roman legionaries, Karen becomes a slave and is consequently sold several times till she ends up in Rome, in the House of Caechina, taking care of children. She doesn't give up on her dream to go back to her time though...

I found the story interesting and engaging, very much like the books I read while a teenager, and that first made me re
Dec 13, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fifteen-year old Karen is on holiday in Britain when she finds an ancient mirror that transports her back in time 2000 years where the world she knows is under the Roman Empire and she is mistaken for a slave. And so begins a roller coaster adventure in an era where slaves were easily bought and sold, and Christians brutally persecuted. Karen is a spunky character who makes the best of her difficult situation as she makes friends and tries to find a way to get back home.

Young readers are sure to
After reading through the first two chapters of The Green Bronze Mirror I was ready to give up. I persevered though as The Green Bronze Mirror is quite a small book.
The main reason that I wanted to give up reading was that for a finished copy of a book this was riddled with errors. I got so annoyed with how many errors there were in this book that I checked the publisher’s website and found out that they have since reprinted the book with fewer errors. This is really good because it means others
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
The Green Bronze mirror is a reprint of a YA title that was originally printed back in 1966. This new version comes to us with illustrations By: Philip Smiley.

The story takes place in what would be current times. Our main character – a fifteen year old girl by the name of Karen is wandering around a beach in England and comes across a Green Bronze Mirror that magically takes her back in time over 2000 years to when Nero ruled Rome. She’s found by some Roman soldiers and is mistaken to be a slav
Kathleen Kelly
Feb 03, 2010 Kathleen Kelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: finished
As I am a big fan of time travel I was excited to read this book and even though I knew that it was written by a child I thought it was going to be an interesting story. Well the story itself of Karen finding the green bronzed mirror and all of a sudden falling into a different time period was kind of cool. That she went back to Roman times was also exciting, but I was disappointed as the story went on. The back cover says that "her struggle to return to her own time" there was very little of ...more
Mar 26, 2012 Lucy rated it liked it
A mix of fantasy, the ancient Roman world and an author’s early work finally becomes reality. Lynne Ellison started out years ago, when she was but a school girl when she began writing The Green Bronze Mirror. Since then, she has added and perfected her novel to a delightful YA book that is sure to indulge the imagination and historical fancy of anyone daring to relive Rome through the eyes of a fifteen year-old.
Karen is a young girl transported back into time through the finding of an ancient m
Feb 23, 2010 Nina rated it really liked it
Karen finds a ancient green mirror on the beach in the sand and looks into it. At the moment she does this, she knows something has changed. She has travelled into time and is now in Ancient times, exactly the Roman Empire.

Karen’s character is sweet and isn’t afraid to do whatever is necessary to find her way home. She meets some nice friends along the way and learns the way to survive in Ancient Times. Kleon is one of those friends and there is even a little bit of romance in the story. He’s s
Italo Italophiles
Aug 20, 2014 Italo Italophiles rated it it was amazing
I have difficulty with books for children that are set in Ancient Rome because that time period was institutionally sadistic. Daily life involved slavery, torture, public executions, misogyny, brutality to animals, infanticide and blood sports. They even would crucify criminals during plays that called for a depiction of a crucifixion, because the audiences found it so entertaining! These are not things to be glorified, nor to be glossed over, when telling children about that era.

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Sandra Stiles
I love time travel. In this historical/fantasy fiction novel, Karen is on Holiday in England. She loves being alone and daydreaming. She creates stories to go along with everyday scenes. While out walking she comes across a green bronze mirror that transports her back in time. She finds herself a slave in a household. She sees and experiences many of the things she had previously only read about. The author Lynn Ellison was only fourteen years old when she wrote this book. Her love of that ...more
Shawn Bird
Aug 11, 2011 Shawn Bird rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I got this book from the library book mobile when I was 13, and I loved it in a very thorough five star way. I particularly loved that Lynne Ellison wrote it was she was 14, and I was sooooo jealous, because I wanted to be a writer, and that she had published at a year older than me was inconceivable. I spent many, many years looking for it, and I was thrilled when I found it available for e-reader. As an adult, an English teacher, and a published author (at last!) ;-P I enjoyed it much less ...more
Jun 14, 2013 Loretta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I read this many years ago, and enjoyed it. I very recently managed to get hold of it again, and reading the other reviews I see that somebody found lots of errors in their copy. I have the ebook so maybe they have been ironed out there, or maybe I just don't remember reading them (I read this before I joined Goodreads) Anyway, I have such fond memories of this book that maybe they just bypassed me. I am glad to have found an old friend again.
15 year old Karen is exploring the sea side when she finds an ancient looking mirror in the sand. Now everyone knows that if you find an old mirror, do not stare into it. Of course Karen does and she is transported through time to ancient Rome. Some solders happen upon her and believe she is a runaway slave.

She is taken to a.. read my full review here.
Dec 29, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it it was ok
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Jul 23, 2010 CLM rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Concept was great, execution was weak, but I still enjoyed this book.
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