Tracy Barrett has given us a new look at Greek Mythology with her coming of age novel, King of Ithaca (Henry Holt, 2010). These characters become real under the author's skilled hands.
Telemachos, son of Odysseus, lives on the small island of Ithaka. His father has been missing since the Trojan war, but now that Telemachos is almost grown up, neighbors are saying the king must be dead and the queen needs to remarry one of them. Telemachos goes on a journey to find his father.
Tracy has published 19 books for young readers. Her newest book is Dark of the Moon, a retelling of the Minotaur myth. Read more about the author on her website.