Publication Date: 06/10/2022 ISBN: 9781913074333 Category:

The Boy Lost in the Maze

Joseph Coelho, Kate Milner

Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/10/2022 ISBN: 9781913074333 Category:




In his new verse novel, Joseph Coelho brilliantly blends Greek myth with a 21st century quest. In Ancient Greece Theseus makes a dangerous and courageous journey to find his father, finally meeting the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. While Theo, a modern-day teenage boy, finds himself on a maze-like quest to find his own father. Each story tells of a boy becoming a man and discovering what true manhood really means.

The path to self-discovery takes Theo through ‘those thin spaces where myth, magic and reality combine’. Doubts, difficulties and dangers must be faced as Theo discovers the man he will become.

Publisher Review

“Powerful, playful and poignant in equal parts, ‘The Boy Lost in the Maze’ skilfully interweaves the myth of Theseus with the modern coming-of-age story of Theo. Every word is carefully wrought in these astonishing narrative poems which reward reading, re-reading and reflection.” * Jake Hope * “An all-consuming tale of the quests of two boys told in verse… thanks to Coelho’s mesmerising way with words and bold imagination, the two worlds are bridged effortlessly… Coelho allows each boy’s life to complement the other while reminding us that the answers to the stories’ central question – what is a man? – remain the same, in myth and modernity.” * The Times – Children’s Book of the Week *

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