Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Review: Return to Ithaca: Book 5 of Tales From the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osborne

genre: children's literature, mythology

Oh, some tender moments in this installment. Odysseus, under the watchcare of the Goddess Athena, finally makes it home to his beloved Ithaca. He finally gets a sense of the state of his kingdom and every finally sees his own, grown son with his eyes. I wish you could've seen my son smiling when this happened. After four books of the son longing for the father and the father for the son, it was a glorious thing. Now they are ready to work alongside Athena to rid their ancestral home of the suitors who have been harassing Odysseus's wife (and Telemachus' mother) Penelope. One more book!

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