Gold Dust by Chris Lynch

Connecting modern literature to Greek myths

Gold Dust

Gold Dust is about two kids that love playing baseball. The kids names are Napolean Charlie Ellis, Richard Riley Moncreif, and Butchie. Napolean is from Dominica. Richard is from Boston and lives across from the Citgo gas station that is right next to Fenway Park. Richard's dream is to become a professional baseball player.

The Characters

The main Characters are Napolean Charlie Ellis, Richard Riley Moncreif, and Butchie. They are all friends and all love baseball. Richard lives across from Fenway Park so he gets to watch all the baseball games. Napolean is from Dominica.

Modern Literature to Greek myths

This book relates to Greek mythology because the boys are athletic and love to play baseball. Hercules was an "athletic" god. In this story, the boys love baseball and in the myth Perseus and Thisbe were in love.

My rating

I think this book is a good book. I would give it a 8 out of 10 stars because this is about baseball. The boy Richard, reveals that he lives across from the Citgo sign at Fenway Park. This book was interesting. If you like baseball, then you should read this book.