Theo's Odyssey

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Arcade Publishing, 1999 - Fiction - 593 pages
"Theo is a bright boy who loves computer games and Greek myths. One day he falls mysteriously ill. The best doctors can find neither the cause nor the cure. His wealthy aunt Martha decides that Theo's only chance is to travel the globe in search of a solution, in the hope that something spiritual will set his body right. But this journey can be no ordinary one...."--BOOK JACKET. "Crisscrossing Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Aunt Martha takes Theo on a tour of the world's religions, from Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and their various branches to Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, yoga, animism, and voodoo. At each stop, a special guide explains the tenets and the history of the faith and helps the child understand its spirituality. There is a lot for the skeptical Theo to sink his teeth into. But along the way he learns such facts as why Sikhs are forbidden to cut their hair, why Indiana Jones was looking for the Lost Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia, and why Hindu pilgrims bathe in the Ganges."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

The Wrath of the Gods
1
A Martha Kind of Story
9
The Sadness of the Cherry Trees
339
The Religion of Suffering
357
Mother Earth and the Gift of Tears
379
Surrender to God
390
Love in a Whirl
411
The Book or the Word?
428
Matters of Life and Death
448
The Ox the Goat the Cockerels and the Initiate
466
The Horses of the Gods
494
The Gentleman Doth Protest
516
Return to the Source
542
The End of the Road
565
Index
583
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Cox has always enjoyed drawing and making up characters since childhood.

Schwartz has been chairwoman of the British Translator's Association. She ran translation workshops at Goldsmith's College, London University, and teaches on the part-time MA course in translation studies at Middlesex University.

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