Ithaka

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 360 pages
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Many years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and Penelope is still waiting for her husband, Odysseus, to return home. The city of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors from the surrounding islands who are vying to win Penelope's hand in marriage, thereby gaining control of the land. When a naked, half-drowned man washes up on the beach, everything changes. . . .

Told through the eyes of Klymene, a young girl who is like a daughter to Penelope--and who longs for more than friendship from the young prince Telemachus--Ithaka captures the quiet strength and patience of a woman's enduring love for her husband and the ensuing chaos that threatens all as Penelope is pressured to remarry.
 

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

In Ithaka the story of what is happening on Ithaca during Odysseus' ten year journey home is told from the perspective of Klymene, a servant that grows up with her twin brother Ikarios and Telemachus ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ludi_Ling - LibraryThing

When I was a teen, books like this were few and far between. As a Greek mythology obsessive, junior novels based on classical literature, legend and folklore were something I hungered for. I was ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
21
Section 5
37
Section 6
43
Section 7
44
Section 8
54
Section 25
188
Section 26
198
Section 27
211
Section 28
212
Section 29
219
Section 30
225
Section 31
234
Section 32
242

Section 9
70
Section 10
71
Section 11
77
Section 12
81
Section 13
109
Section 14
117
Section 15
126
Section 16
127
Section 17
134
Section 18
141
Section 19
152
Section 20
153
Section 21
166
Section 22
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Section 23
181
Section 24
187
Section 33
243
Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
323
Section 44
336
Section 45
352
Section 46
358
Section 47
361
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About the author (2007)

AD+LE GERAS is the celebrated author of many stories and novels, including The Tower Room, Watching the Roses, and Pictures of the Night. She lives in Manchester, England.

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