Review Date: 05/24/2018
Grades: 5 - 8
A boy is raised in luxury by his mother, after his father is reported dead, but the the boy suspects that he is alive. With the help of a friendly tutor, the boy solves the mystery of his family. Well written, unusual story. Language: Gates of Hell; man rides horse "hell for leather". Mentions of Hercules (tutor's namesake) and his "Twelve Labors" from Greek mythology. At end of book. tutor kisses dour housekeeper on the forehead - not out of feelings for her, but out of happiness about the turn of events.