Cadnum, Michael. Starfall; Phaeton and the chariot of the sun (Brief Article) (Young Adult Review) (Book Review)

Author:Rohrlick, Paula

CADNUM, Michael. Starfall; Phaeton and the chariot of the sun. Scholastic, Orchard Books. 128p. c2004. 0-439-54533-1. $16.95. JS

Cadnum, author of a number of notable historical novels and other fiction for YAs, turns to mythology here in the first of a trilogy of retold classic legends from Ovid's Metamorphoses. A fleet-footed youth named Phaeton is told by his mother that he is the son of the powerful sun god Apollo. He embarks on a dangerous journey to the gates of dawn to find his divine father, encountering a water nymph, centaurs, and the god Mercury along the way. When Phaeton arrives at Apollo's temple, the god promises to grant his son any favor, and Phaeton rashly asks to drive Apollo's great chariot...

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