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Wind from the Hospitable Sea (Hardcover)
A European bestseller, in print continuously since 1946.
In extraordinary times, twelve-year-old boys must act like men.
Greece 562 BC. For insolvent debtors, the price of bankruptcy is slavery. When his mother and siblings are seized for unpaid debts, little Diossos must run to fetch help. He must cross mountains, forests, and stormy seas, brave wild animals, slave catchers, pirates, and police. He has a month to achieve his quest, only days to grow up.
The Heroes of Out of the Lion's Maw return for an encore in this stand-alone classic tale of high adventure, full of white-knuckle cliffhangers and last-minute escapes, engaging characters, and sparkling humor.
Continuously in print since 1946 across Eastern Europe, the book has been compared for its tempo and style to Treasure Island and The Three Musketeers.
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