The Children’s Homer by Padriac Column is an epic tale that includes two ancient Greek tales that shaped Greek culture, The Illiad and The Odyssey. Upon completion of reading the book, students were given a creative writing assignment. Odysseus’s family was many miles away and he did not see them for over 20 years. If mail could have been delivered in the days of Ancient Greece, what would his family have written to each other? Students chose a character from Odysseus’s family; Penelope, Odysseus, or Telemachus to write a letter to and from. Their letters were not only beautiful but they were abundantly creative!