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The Crown of Violet [adapted - Oxford Bookworms]

by John Escott

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Alexis is a Athenian boy and he likes to write plays. However he write plays secretly because of his uncle Paintbrush. So he always wants to write play feely. And in those days,there were enemys who don't like Athenian democracy and plan to revolution secretly...

I really enjoyed this story. There are many hint which is to be developed later and that hints intertwine until the very end. So I can read with eager anticipation. When I saw this book's cover, I thought this story may be fearful,but it's wrong. ( )
  mameko | Jan 19, 2012 |
Alexis is a boy who lives in Athens.There are enemies that don't like Athenian democracy and plan a revolution.Alexis wrote a play,and he saved the city.
It was excited story.I learned philosophy and world history in high school,so I could understand the background.I dislike the custom of Athens that not thinking men and women are equal. ( )
  kirinsan | Dec 11, 2011 |
This story is that one boy named Alexis who writes a play stopped a revolution. He found that enemies do not like Athenian democracy, and they are planning a revolution to end it all. But he is caught by enemies before a revolution.
I was excited at this story. In particular, the way to catch all of enemies was great. Alexis was very clever and has a great courage. I was learned from this book to change a big thing with a small child. ( )
  kaitoukiddo | Nov 1, 2011 |
This story is that a boy who lives in Athens writes a play. Not only he write a play but also stop revolution through the play. But some trouble happens and it's danger. So he tries to manage to solve this problem alone, but he is caught...
I like this story. Because I was excited very much. Sometimes I worried, and sometimes I was glad with the characters. But I mind the final scene. So I rate this book 4.5. ( )
  han19 | Oct 3, 2011 |
The open-air theatre of Athens has been a great place since ancient times. Alexis, the boy who lives in Athens those days, deams of seeing his play on that stage and writes for the Festival of Plays. But at the same time, he finds Athens has enemies who are planning a revolution to end Athenian democracy.
Alexis is an unfettered person who lives in Athenian democracy. I respect him because he has his own idea and does what he thinks it's right. I can know the ancient life closer than history textbooks. I also know a comedy is not only funny but also contains important message. I'll be careful. ( )
  amat19 | Jul 7, 2011 |
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High up on a stone seat in the great open-air theatre of Athens, Alexis, son of Leon, watches the Festival of Plays - and dreams of seeing his own play on that famous Stage. So, as the summer passes, Alexis writes his play for the next year's Festival. But then, with his friend Corinna, he learns that Athens has enemies - enemies who do not like Athenian democracy, and who are planning a revolution to end it all . . .
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