'The Spartan' softcover by Caroline Dale Snedeker - $14.99, plus $5.00 shipping and insurance
'The Spartan' whose alternate title is 'The Coward of Thermopylae' is based on the story of Aristodemos who is a survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae. The story begins with Aristodemos' childhood in Athens as you then follow him to Sparta. It is in Sparta where he endures the rigorous training which eventually leads him to the battlefield of Thermopylae.
This story is written with historical accuracy whose final resolution at the battle of Plataea will excite the young reader to learn more about the true story of the 300 Spartans.