This 175 page softcover book is divided into several small chapters to be read throughout the advent season. We learned about the Magi, Advent customs, and made a connection with them through the photos, maps, and documents available online. Ishtar is from a rich family and has always had the best choice of foods. He experiences a whole new way of life and food while making this journey. There is also a list of Persian foods to help experience the culture and there is a list of advent and Christmas Eve dates from 2010-2081.
This is a great book to help your children experience the Advent season and learn more about the Persians and their way of life.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Ishtar's Odyssey free of charge in order to write my review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.