Inspired by Homer's Odyssey, Aleta relates the feats of women whose stories equal the drama of that great epic. Queen Penelope, left in charge when Odysseus went to fight at Troy, must outwit the traitors in her court. Twelve-year-old Aleta finds a way to help.
Priscilla Galloway, PhD has told old Greek stories to two generations of enthralled listeners and is now joyously weaving them into her own writing. She has published adult non-fiction and children's books, and her poetry and short fiction have appeared in magazines and scholarly journals. She has also edited several anthologies. She has taught literature and writing at the high school and university levels and been honored as Teacher of the Year by the Ontario Council of Teachers of English. Priscilla Galloway lives in Toronto. Normand Cousineau was born in Montreal and studied Graphic Arts. His editorial illustrations have appeared in "the New York Times, The Observer" and "The Globe & Mail." He has also received a Merit Award from "Studio Magazine."