King of Ithaka (Prebound)
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Telemachos has a comfortable life on his small island of Ithaka, where his mother, Penelopeia, keeps the peace even though the land has been without its king, his father Odysseus, since the Trojan War began many years ago.
But now the people are demanding a new king, unless Telemachos can find Odysseus and bring him home. With only a mysterious prophecy to guide him, Telemachos sets off over sea and desert in search of the father he has never known. Tracy Barrett brings Greek mythology to life in "King of Ithaka.
About the Author
Tracy Barrett is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including the Sherlock Files books, "Cold in Summer," and "Anne of Byzantium." Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among many other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.