Novellas

Why Novellas? + Novella List (**Updated 1.11.2020**)
Using Novellas (**Updated 4.20.2020**)

eBook Comparison
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**Magister P’s Pop-up Grammar**

Level AA Early Beginner

1) Rūfus lutulentus (+ narration)
Teacher’s Materials
Rūfus et Lūcia: līberī lutulentī
2) Quīntus et nox horrifica (+ Audiobook!)
3) Syra Sōla (+ narration)
Teacher’s Materials
Syra et animālia
4) Poenica purpurāria (+ narration)
5) Pīsō perturbātus (+ narration)
6) Drūsilla in Subūrā (+ narration)
7) Rūfus et arma ātra (+ Audiobook!)
Teacher’s Materials
– Rūfus et gladiātōrēs

Level A Beginner

8) trēs amīcī et mōnstrum saevum (+ narration)
9) sitne amor? (+ narration) 
10) Agrippīna: māter fortis (+ Learning Latin via Agrippīna Audio)
Teacher’s Materials
Līvia: māter ēloquens
11) Pīsō et Syra et pōtiōnēs mysticae (+ narration)
12) Drūsilla et convīvium magārum (+ narration)

Level B Advanced Beginner

13) sīgna zōdiaca Vol. 1 (+ narration)
14) sīgna zōdiaca Vol. 2 (+ narration)
15) sīgna zōdiaca Vol. 3 (+ narration)

Level C Low Intermediate

16) fragmenta Pīsōnis: Latin Poetry from the Pisoverse
17) Pīsō Ille Poētulus (+ Poetry Audio Album)
Teacher’s Guide & Student Workbooks
Pīsō: Tiered Versions
Pīsō Ille Poētulus  (latín – español)
18) Tiberius et Gallisēna ultima (+ narration)

Quotes & Feedback

“This novella was funny with a dark edge to it…The ending was unexpected and exciting!”
A Latin student on Quīntus et nox horrifica

“I immensely enjoyed reading this book for many reasons. For one, I definitely liked all of the maps you included quod it really helped to contextualize the situation and really provided a visual for me when I tried to imagine where the fabula took place. Next, ego Diviciam amo. She erat a strong femina persona from a time in which it was entirely a man’s world…when reading any type of Latine literature it usually focuses on homines…when feminae are mentioned in Latine libros legi in the past, they are often only there as uxores, matres, and amicae. So, when I read this story and it displayed a strong, independent woman it made me laetissima. Gratias, for taking the time scribere this story!”
A Latin student on Tiberius et Gallisēna ultima

“fabula mihi placet valde, Rufus et Arma Atra. amo personas varias…amo amicitiam inter Rufum et Pisum. fratres erant, sed valde varii. fabula mihi placet valde quoque, quod varius locus Romae.”
A Latin student on Rūfus et arma ātra

“I liked to read about the determination and willingness that Rufus has in the sense of fighting to stay muddy everywhere in Rome at this stage of childhood…despite the odds of constantly being singled out as dirty and different. Although being muddy is not a great thing to aim for, I think this shows strength of character and identity from his part. I can’t wait to see how the story will end.”
A first year Latin student after 4 class hours reading Rūfus lutulentus

“So far I am mostly able to figure out what is being said even though I don’t know *any* Latin.”
M. Sintros on Quintus et nox horrifica Audiobook

“If someone wants to read Latin fast, and understand a lot, I recommend the cognate book, Pīsō et Syra et pōtiōnēs mysticae.”
A second year Latin student

“Today I read Drūsilla et convīvium magārum. I liked it because it was a good read that was simple to understand.”
A third year Latin student on Drūsilla et convīvium magārum

“Today, I read Syra et animālia. I like it because Syra sōla was a good book and this is a continuation of it.”
A third year Latin student on Syra et animālia

“In short, absolutely, the method you use works, and that’s the thing that I really dislike about most Latin courses. You really don’t get exposed to the huge quantities of Latin (I think most studies say 2000 words a week?) necessary to actually build comprehension, retention, and fluency. It’s not that I’m against both instruction and homework in grammar and syntax; it’s just that more than anything, one needs to read a lot, and begin reading as soon as possible, even if it’s something as sheltered as your Rufus lutulentus!”
Greg, a Latinophile

“Interesting, and relatable.”
A first year Latin student on Syra sōla

“My students love the stories, and it’s helping me to re-write my curriculum!”
Latin Teacher, CT

“I’m a fan of Magister P’s novellae, and this concise and tidy grammar reference does not disappoint! It is a great, accessible resource for kids who aren’t ready to use Bennett’s or Allen & Greenough. Even better, he lists “they” among the 3rd person singular pronouns! My students were thrilled to see this inclusivity!”
Amazon Review of Magister P’s Pop-Up Grammar

“Latin texts with only 40 unique words are EXACTLY what the profession needs right now…and we need a lot of them.”
– Stephen Krashen on Rūfus et arma ātra

“Latin was OK but now it’s my favorite subject!” & “These books are so much fun.”
– Donna S’s 4th grade students

“Hodie attuli discipulis Pisonem Perturbatum vix ex involucro Amazonum extractum. Non licuit mihi inspicere, e manibus pulli mei eripuerunt :)”
– A. Veronensis on his students’ positive reaction to Pīsō perturbātus

“This book was very good. I feel like when we did our army unit this book would’ve been great to read. I knew most of the words, and only had to look up a few, which was nice. The book wasn’t too easy and also wasn’t too hard so it took just the right amount of time to read.”
A second year Latin student on Rūfus et arma ātra

“This book is like a Dr Seuss book in Latin. Repetition can get boring, but Dr. Seuss and Lance Piantaggini do it well… It’s a really compelling story.”
Amazon Review of Rūfus et arma ātra

“I think the Latin is very intelligible, and I love the idea of having something that has metered poetry in it that’s appropriate for a level 1 or 2 student.”
Latin Teacher on Pīsō Ille Poētulus

“I very much like it. I want to keep reading and take it home. Some words I don’t know, and they are repeated several times so I can keep reading. I’m surprised that I can read in Latin.”
A second year Latin student on Agrippīna: māter fortis