The Secret of Delphi

Author: Sodaro, Craig

Subjects: Ancient Greece; Theater; Greek Mythology

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

ISBN: 978-0-89824-322-2

Order code: 3222

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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A deftly crafted and solidly entertaining novel...an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both school and community library historical fiction collections. – Children's Bookwatch

In 468 B.C.E. in Athens, the young Sophocles entered the theater competition at the City Dionysia against the established favorite, Aeschylus. Victory in this competition was so important that even 2,500 years later we know who won and who lost. The competition was intense, and the stakes were high. The author weaves an exciting narrative about a conspiracy to ensure Aeschylus’s victory by sabotaging the productions of Sophocles and the other contestant. The kidnapping of the lead actor of Sophocles’s company inspires his two young daughters to defy the normal conventions that circumscribed the behavior of girls and to take a leading part in attempting to save their father and to restore fair play to the competition.

A deftly crafted and solidly entertaining novel...an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both school and community library historical fiction collections. – Children's Bookwatch

In 468 B.C.E. in Athens, the young Sophocles entered the theater competition at the City Dionysia against the established favorite, Aeschylus. Victory in this competition was so important that even 2,500 years later we know who won and who lost. The competition was intense, and the stakes were high. The author weaves an exciting narrative about a conspiracy to ensure Aeschylus’s victory by sabotaging the productions of Sophocles and the other contestant. The kidnapping of the lead actor of Sophocles’s company inspires his two young daughters to defy the normal conventions that circumscribed the behavior of girls and to take a leading part in attempting to save their father and to restore fair play to the competition.

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