When two young friends purchase a pair of talking birds, they have no idea what adventure lies ahead!
In this fun retelling of an ancient Greek play, we accompany Hope and Trusty to the Land of the Birds, where democratic procedures are maintained and where all birds are equal. Who is King Hoopoe? Why did he summon a bird assembly? Hope and Trusty are trespassers and must face the consequences! The birds are angry and unforgiving . . . Can the two friends win over the assembly? How do the Olympian gods get involved in all of this?
Sky Cloud City is the first book in The Adventures of Hope & Trusty series, inspired by the play Ornithes (The Birds, 414 BC) by Aristophanes. This is a story of friendship and brotherhood that highlights working together to achieve impossible goals.
The book is organized in chapters with stunning colored illustrations to encourage reading by reluctant young readers. It is an absolute must-have for those kids who love Greek mythology!
For ages 7, 8, 9, 10. Grades 2, 3 and 4 and for the young at heart.
2021 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Early Reader-First Chapter Books: Bronze Medal.
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