Beautiful Helen, queen of Sparta, is kidnapped by Paris, a Trojan prince. Enraged, the Greeks lay siege to Troy for nine long years. Their attempt to invade the city is unsuccessful---until they execute an unlikely plan of attack. Achilles and Ajax, Hector and Priam, and a host of gods and goddesses come alive in this accessible retelling of Homer's beloved epic. Ages 9 to 12. 166 pages, softcover from Kingfisher.