This book contains three rhyming stories of the original character Spartacus Sprout who lives in a magical world of vines. His curiosity gets the better of him when he catches a ride from a giant bird, tries to out-shine the school star, and tries to save the town from being washed away in a storm. They are humorous and fun to read, designed to appeal to a culturally diverse audience. Third grade teacher Amy Swen, M.Ed. said, “I am always striving to find materials that focus on character education which include consideration, cooperation, concentration, courage and caring. Spartacus exemplifies all of the characteristics. The class thoroughly enjoyed it.” Available in paperback or to download from lulu.com.