Ranger in Time: Danger in Ancient Rome

Ranger in Time -- Danger in Ancient Rome


  • Age Range: 6-10
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (June 30, 2015)
  • ISBN-10:0545639174
  • ISBN-13:9780545639187

Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, is back for the second book in Kate Messner’s chapter book series. This time, he’s off to save the day in ancient Rome!

Ranger is a golden retriever who has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. In this adventure, Ranger travels to the Colosseum in ancient Rome, where there are gladiator fights and wild animal hunts! Ranger befriends Marcus, a young boy Ranger saves from a runaway lion, and Quintus, a new volunteer gladiator who must prove himself in the arena. Can Ranger help Marcus and Quintus escape the brutal world of the Colosseum?

“The quality of the research behind these stories shines through: the setting is vivid, the characters are well-drawn, and the writing flows. A great choice for fans of the Magic Treehouse series, who will be looking forward to Ranger’s next adventure. (Adventure. 5-9)”


Activities and Extras

Ever wonder what an author’s writing process looks like for a chapter book series like Ranger in Time? Check out Kate Messner’s virtual author visit on YouTube with a look at the research, planning, and revision involved in the first two Ranger books!