The Wreath of Poseidon by Chris Howard and Chloe Howard is a fictional fantasy
set in Nebraska. The authors incorporate elements of ancient Greek mythology and family relationships
into the narrative.
Kassandra, who is just turning 13 and loves to read, Kassandra is under the impression that her family abandoned and betrayed her. Soon,
though, she discovers that she is the granddaughter of the King of Thatassioni and has a rich family history that few would be proud of. The orphanage and the evil-hearted governess Mrs. Ithilbrix rule her world. Kassandra must locate and free her imprisoned parents, and the only way for her to do
so is through the Wreath of Poseidon.
A few problems stand in her way. First, she doesn’t know where her parents are, and second, Kassandra doesn’t even know what the Wreath of Poseidon looks like, let alone
how to find it. Finally, she must somehow overcome the oppressive Mrs. Ithbrix. In doing so, she befriends a number of strange creatures from ancient spirits and ancestors to river witches who spy through the sewer system.
The first thing notable aspect of The Wreath of Poseidon is the well-written introduction to the story that starts with a storm at sea. The description
is admirable; I could almost feel the raging sea when the ferryman picks up the lone babe called Kassandra. The print is a nice comfortable size, which I appreciate. Parents will appreciate the scientific information in the book from discussions on solids, liquids and gases, what molecules and protoplasm are,
and more. Unfortunately, I did not see any comments on the website for the
author or publisher, nor did I find any information on the book itself regarding
the recycling content of the book.