Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Release and a Giveaway!


by Tracy Barrett

I’m happy to announce that my 2010 historical novel King of Ithaka will finally release in paperback next week!


A paperback release is always good news but I’m especially pleased about this one, since teachers have frequently told me that theyd like to assign King of Ithaka for summer or classroom reading but the hardcover is too expensive. We historical fiction authors depend on teachers and school librarians to put our books in the hands of the right readers, and the lower cost of the paperback will make it easier for them to do that.

The flap copy of King of Ithaka reads:
      Telemachos has a comfortable life on his small island of Ithaka, where his mother, Penelopeia, keeps the peace even though the land has been without its king, his father Odysseus, since the Trojan War began many years ago.
      But now the people are demanding a new king, unless Telemachos can find Odysseus and bring him home. With only a mysterious prophecy to guide him, Telemachos sets off over sea and desert in search of the father he has never known.


To celebrate this release I’m giving away a signed hardcover of King of Ithaka to a teacher or librarian and offering a free Skype visit in the winner’s age-appropriate classroom, probably fifth to tenth grade. Everyone who comments on this post over the next two weeks (through March 27) will be entered into a drawing. Spread the word to teachers and librarians! Or if you enter and win but don't have a classroom you can donate your winnings to your favorite teacher or librarian.

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