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.
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“This is a strong retelling with definite YA appeal, particularly in Telemachos’s final triumph, where he takes the chariot reins of his life in his own hands.”--School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Readers without prior knowledge of the Homeric epics can fully enjoy this as a rousing adventure, but those who are already acquainted with Odysseus’ tale will appreciate Barrett’s audacious take on the arrogant hero and his milquetoast son.” --BCCB
“Telemachos’ first-person narration allows readers to experience the complexity of his character as the prince matures and evolves into a leader that would make any parent proud.”--Booklist
“Readers are sure to enjoy a fast-paced story and action-packed journey in this tale of Telemachos, only son of Odysseus…What a great complement for readers of The Odyssey!”--Library Media Connection
“With its focus on Telemachos's determination and growth, Barrett's tale should be an enjoyable and accessible primer for readers who've not yet read the original.” --Publishers Weekly
A rousing introduction to epic characters and mythic creatures of ancient Greece from the fresh perspective of an engaging young hero.” --Kirkus Reviews