Marcus is a young baker in Ancient Rome, living with his family in the shadow of the murderous Emperor Littleboots.
When a slave boy shoves the reins of a sleek, beautiful horse into Marcus' hands seconds before he is killed by a soldier, Marcus knows he's in danger - because the horse is Incitatus, the Emperor's most prized and powerful animal.
Will Marcus find a way to keep Incitatus hidden? Are the rumours of Littleboots' death true - or is it all a trick? And how can Marcus save himself, and his family? This is a fast-paced adventure from the winner of both the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the 2005 "Guardian" Children's Fiction Prize.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, B+W t/o
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 07/06/2012
- Category: Animal stories
- ISBN: 9781862305199