The Sign of the Anchor by Evelyn C. Nevin

The Sign of the Anchor

By Evelyn C. Nevin
Level 6

Growing up in a loving family on a farm near Corinth, Greece, young Lykon only has to worry about whether or not his father will gift him a discus and how quickly he can learn to throw it well. Although mutterings of unrest, fear of the Roman soldiers, and a new religion based on one god, not many, filter through to Lykon’s ears, he is not worried. But when his father is arrested for attending secret meetings, Lykon is separated from his parents and sent to Rome, where he is sold as a slave.

The Sign of the Anchor is a beautiful story of a boy opening his mind and heart to this new savior, the Christus, and risking his life to get back to his family with the help of new friends who work to keep him safe in the spirit of Christianity.

This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and the Beautiful History Year 4 Course.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Greece
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Hard to Find
  • Top Picks
  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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