Jill Paton Walsh
science fiction, history, young adult
Torch - Jill Paton Walsh

Their parents have decided; young Cal and Dio will marry. On the wedding day, they follow the village custom of going to visit the old man who lives in the marble fields, so that he can bless their marriage. But the old man has hurt himself and is dying, and his last words reveal his secret: he was the guardian of the last Olympic torch, and now Dio must carry on in his place. And so Cal and Dio, along with a few of their friends, set out on an extraordinary journey to discover the torch's true meaning and to find its home.

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Release date: 1987
Genres: science fiction, history, young adult
Updated: August 24, 2021