Books by Clemence McLaren

FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An author's note details some of the changes made in the interests of both storytelling and romance. (Myth/folklore. 12+)"
McLaren (Waiting for Odysseus, 2000, etc.) chooses Atalanta, Andromeda, and Psyche for her contemporary retellings of fates touched by Aphrodite's hand. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR ODYSSEUS by Clemence McLaren
Released: March 1, 2000

"Full of such twists and turns, this book shines new light on mythic figures and their voyages, and may send voracious readers back to the original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From McLaren (Inside the Walls of Troy, 1996, etc.), a riveting page-turner that once again brings a feminine perspective to a classical adventure: Odysseus's journey as seen by his wife, Penelope; the witch, Circe; the goddess, Athena; and a trusted family servant, Eurycleia. Read full book review >
DANCE FOR THE LAND by Clemence McLaren
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's a fine story, made even more interesting through its the unflinching look at a place most mainlanders think of as a tropical paradise. (Fiction. 10-14)"
McLaren (Inside the Walls of Troy, 1996, etc.) writes of a girl's wish to understand her new surroundings, and to be understood by those who love her. Read full book review >
INSIDE THE WALLS OF TROY by Clemence McLaren
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will be more engaged by these powerful Greek myths in Paul Fleischman's Dateline: Troy (p. 68). (Fiction. 12-15)"
A retelling of the Trojan War from the point of view of Helen and Cassandra never catches fire in this first novel. Read full book review >