The Shield of Horatius Mystery Book for Kids

The creators of the Molly and the Magic Suitcase series bring you the same beloved characters in a new series of chapter books--Molly and Michael Mysteries! These adventure stories engage readers ages 8-14, expanding their exploration of the world. The first book in the series, The Shield of Horatius, takes readers through the streets of Rome. Readers learn history, culture, and language, and experience beautiful Roman sights and landmarks through the eyes of the characters.

The author, Chris Oler, is a husband and the father of Molly and Michael. He is the author and co-creator, with his wife Amy, of the Molly and the Magic Suitcase illustrated book series. His passion for reading started early and it is this he credits with the development of his writing ability. Much of his professional work involved writing. This included writing speeches for the Indiana House of Representatives, developing and editing books for Kaplan Professional, and teaching English at the International School of Indiana. Chris is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Contact Chris

The cover art was created by Amy Houston Oler, illustrator of the Molly and the Magic Suitcase series. Amy is a trained artist who has loved drawing all her life. She studied at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Contact Amy