(Grades 6-8) Before she was Helen of Troy and her beauty sparked the Trojan War, she was Helen of Sparta, a young princess. Author Friesner imagines Helen full of energy and curiosity, unwilling to be limited to the world assigned to proper little girls. She prefers to be trained by Atalanta, the famous female warrior. Has sequel. Also check out Friesner's other books on historical princesses from Africa and Asia.