The town mouse and the Spartan house / Terry Deary ; inside illustrations by Helen Flook.

By: Deary, Terry, 1946- [author.]
Contributor(s): Flook, Helen [illustrator.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Deary, Terry, Greek tales: Edition: Paperback editionDescription: 64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cmISBN: 9781472942036Subject(s): Orphans -- Children's fiction | Plague -- Children's fiction | Uncles -- Children's fiction | Sparta (Extinct city) -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: 430 BC. Darius has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon who is a general with the Spartan army. But he finds the Spartan way of life quite shocking. To the arrogant and ruthless Spartans, he is as worthless as a mouse. Then his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure. Now Darius is a hero and his uncle offers him a life of luxury in Sparta. Still Darius finds the brutal Sparta too much and wants to go back to plague-stricken Athens. As Aesop said, 'Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.'
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Originally published: London : A & C Black, 2007.

"Featuring bonus material by Terry Deary" - cover.

430 BC. Darius has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon who is a general with the Spartan army. But he finds the Spartan way of life quite shocking. To the arrogant and ruthless Spartans, he is as worthless as a mouse. Then his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure. Now Darius is a hero and his uncle offers him a life of luxury in Sparta. Still Darius finds the brutal Sparta too much and wants to go back to plague-stricken Athens. As Aesop said, 'Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.'

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