The Adventures of Hope & Trusty, Book Two: Rescuing Irene
Available July 2022
Our two heroes, Hope and Trusty, embark on a second adventure soon after returning home from the Land of the Birds. In their absence, a terrible war has begun between Sparta and Athens. After months of hardship and sorrow, Hope and Trusty decide to take matters into their own hands. What are the two friends doing on Mt Olympus? Why is Zeus's palace deserted? Where are the Olympian gods? Who is Irene and who is keeping her captive on Mt Olympus?
Rescuing Irene is inspired by another masterpiece of classical Greek literature: the comedy Peace by the ancient Greek playwright, Aristophanes.
The Adventures of Hope & Trusty, Book One: Sky Cloud City
Available July 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-7324758-7-8
NEW -UPDATED- EDITION (chapter book)
When two young friends, Hope and Trusty, purchase a pair of talking birds, they have no idea what adventure lies ahead! In this fun retelling of an ancient Greek play, we accompany Hope and Trusty to the Land of the Birds, where democratic procedures are maintained and where all birds are equal. Who is King Hoopoe? Why did he summon a bird assembly? Hope and Trusty are trespassers and must face the consequences! The birds are angry and unforgiving . . . Can the two friends win over the assembly? How do the Olympian gods get involved in all of this?
Sky Cloud City is inspired by the play Ornithes (The Birds, 414 BC) by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes.
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-7324758-0-9 (Printed in Canada)
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-7324758-3-0
EBook ISBN: 978-1-7324758-6-1
Meet Arthur, the son of a blacksmith. His leisurely naps in the forest are frequently interrupted by pestering flies, so he crafts a sword to battle them. The verse he inscribes on it gets him in trouble. Following an unexpected encounter with two travelers, he takes off on an adventure where he faces foes much larger than flies.
Inspired by a Laconian / Spartan folk tale.
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-7324758-2-3
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-7324758-4-7
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-7324758-5-4
The Sky Cloud City Activity Book (2016 edition) is now available in French on amazon.
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-7324758-1-6
Printed in Greece, 2016
The Hope & Trusty adventure continues with an award winning activity book that accompanies Sky Cloud City.
Published by LITTLE CENTAUR PRESS.
Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9776396-8-7
Made in Massachusetts, USA.
1st edition, 2016
Two friends, two crows and an adventure beyond their known world.
The retelling of a classical Greek play with two Purple Dragonfly Awards.
A storytelling picture book.