Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom, steps fully formed from her father's head into the already established world of the Olympians. A motherless newcomer, she has to find her own place and purpose. Her adventures bring her down to Earth, where she forms close bonds with the Greek Heroes. Her attachment to three in particularDiomedes, Odysseus, and Achillesdraws her into the Trojan War. How will she protect her friends and end the conflict? What are the ramifications on Olympus? Where does Athena finally find herself at homeand where can you find her now?
Told by Athena in the first person, this lively book gives young readers a unique entry into the world of Greek mythology and provides interesting cultural and historical context in a nonfiction section illustrated with a family tree of the Olympians, maps, and photographs.
About the Author
Shirin Yim Bridges' first book Ruby's Wish was a Publishers Weekly Best Children s Book and won the Ezra Jack Keats Award. Now in its 11th edition, it is on several state reading lists and has been translated into seven languages. The Umbrella Queen made Time/CNN s Top 10 Lists and was named a Best Children s Book by the Bank Street College of Education. Horrible Hauntings made it onto the IRA/CBC Children's Choices List, and Mary Wrightly So Politely launched in April 2013 to starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness. Bridges lives in Foster City, CA."