Saturday, January 29, 2011
King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett
Telemachos is the prince of the island of Ithaka. His father, Odysseus, has been missing for years since he left to fight in the Trojan war. Although his country is at peace, some of the neighbors are unhappy and are pressuring Telemachos' mother to marry one of them. The only way for Telemachos to keep his mother safe is to find his father and bring him home. Even though he has always been frightened of sailing, he decides to embark on a quest to find Odysseus. With his best friend, a centaur, and a stowaway, Telemachos sails off to another country where he finds a whole new world and tons of adventure. Based on the myth of Odysseus.