The Winged Girl of Knossos.
The Winged Girl of Knossos reprints a Newbery Honor middle grade novel originally published in 1934. Set on ancient Crete, the story follows Inas, a brave and inquisitive girl, who happens to be the daughter of the legendary inventor Daidalos. Her father has a scientific mind, and has invented gliders that allow her to soar on the wind, but the local people are superstitious, and incapable of distinguishing science from sorcery. Inas shares a friendship with Princess Ariadne, who begs her for help to free Theseus, a young Greek captured and imprisoned in the palace's legendary Labyrinth. But the rescue could expose Inas' secret and put her family at risk! A bold, adventurous story with timeless appeal, The Winged Girl of Knossos is highly recommended especially for school and public library middle grade fiction collections.
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