PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW
"Young Readers will love this history-infused tale of adventure filled with surprising twists, seemingly unsolvable quests, and fantastical otherworlds. Parents and teachers will love to encourage readership of this work and even to read along with them. It is absolutely rich with Plato’s intent and philosophical beliefs."
10 November 2014
“A quick overview of complex philosophical subjects, told in an approachable way.”
2 October 2014
(Children's Book Council of Australia)
"Philosophy can be difficult to comprehend but Gray has produced a time travel fantasy that makes Platonic theories a simple journey. When Charlie’s grandfather, Ted, dies he must find and deliver a scroll back to its original source. Through a secret doorway in the London museum Charlie find himself transported back to ancient Greece but he can’t get back home without the doorkey. Here the young warrior-in-training, Adonia, leads him from Plato’s school to the Delphic Oracle. The Oracle sets three tasks for the children to solve before the key can be retrieved. All this becomes the crux of an exciting adventure where Plato’s philosophy is put into practice. Middle school readers will be engrossed in the adventure as well as learning some important philosophic ideas. This will be a welcome addition to the reading lists with its fast paced action."
6 August 2014