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Odysseus in the Serpent Maze by Jane Yolen
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This was a fun little read about what Odysseus may have been like as a young teen and some of the adventures he may have had. There was plenty of action and humor and 'will they make it out okay' thrills. I would totally recommend it to young boys (and gals, because Penelope is a strong girl) except for the fact that Odysseus is a champion liar. And he does it all the time. And people think it's funny. And acceptable. And I'm not okay with that. His grandfather is also a master thief and liar and everyone laughs about it. (Can you hear my teeth grinding yet?)

While fun and interesting, this book will be leaving my home. I didn't appreciate the morals and there are better things for my boys to read.
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Marilu' Monda He's a trickster :)


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