Out on 04 July 2024

Delta and the Lost City

Anna Fargher

Illustrated by David Dean

Ages 9 to 11
04 July 2024
224 pages


Follow Delta the wolfdog around Pompeii in 79 AD while the shadow of the great volcano Mount Vesuvius looms. This breathtaking historical adventure, drawing on the legend of the Hero dog of Pompeii, comes from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Umbrella Mouse, Anna Fargher. Illustrated throughout in black and white by David Dean.

It’s the year 79 AD, and the earth around Pompeii is quaking . . .

Young wolfdog Delta finds herself on the run and escaping her family’s villa after bearing witness to a horrible crime. With the help of her eagle friend, Bellona, Delta navigates the tricky terrain full of threatening creatures and thieves outside the ancient city's walls.

But the earth is warning of a much larger threat, and determined to warn her family, Delta must race against time and find them before it’s too late . . .

Journey with Delta through an inspiring journey around the ancient city of Pomepii and the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

'Ambitious and wonderful' – Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse on The Umbrella Mouse.

With exciting twists and turns in every chapter, this is the best adventure set during the explosion of Vesuvius since Robert Harris’ Pompeii, and Delta, who is courageous, loyal and loving, is one of the finest animal protagonists to appear in children’s literature in recent times.
An ambitious and wonderfully well-achieved first novel.
a breath-taking adventure which blazes through the historic streets of London like the Great Fire itself