Monday, January 30, 2012
Run Damon, Run! by Anne Ingram
This book is set in the city of Syracuse in Sicily and the main character is Damon who is a shepherd. A new king called Dionysius has come to the throne and Damon is threatened with execution. His friend Pythias offers to stand in his place whilst Damon goes to help with his sister's marriage, promising to return within the three days set by the king. However, when he sets out to return, there are a wall of challenges in front of him. Will he make it on time? I feel the illustrations by Junko Morimoto are what make the book.