Author: Priscilla Gallowa
Illustrated by: Normand Cousineau
Paperback: 160 page(s)
Age Range: 10 to 13
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
Inspired by Homer-???+-?¼s Odyssey, Aleta relates the feats of women whose stories equal the drama of that great epic. Queen Penelope, left in charge when Odysseus went to fight at Troy, must outwit the traitors in her court. Twelve-year-old Aleta finds a way to help.
From The Critics:
School Library Journal
"This original retelling gives readers a unique look at life on the ancient Greek -???-+home front-???+-?¼ while remaining faithful to the details of the classic story ... it is an excellent addition."