Theras is a little boy growing up in Athens. His life is turned upside down when he must move to Sparta. He wants nothing more than the escape back to Athens even though the journey would be very dangerous.
Theras and His Town is historical fiction written for children that allows the reader to really get a good glimpse into life in Athens and Sparta and the extreme differences between the two. It is very biased toward Athens being good and Sparta being bad. I enjoyed it as much as my sons (even though I was reading it to my 8-year-old, my 10-year-old listened in and kept commenting on how good it was). I highly recommend it as a family read-aloud and for those studying ancient Greece.
5 (out of 5) Stars
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