Elsie Biedes,a teenager, buys a parrot on sale at a pet store. She finds that living with an exotic bird is much more complicated that she ever imagined. But Elsie doesn't lack in imagination. She sets out three times a week to have tea and read to her parrot Sophie. Perhaps some modicum of civilized behavior would rub off on the parrot. This one evening she is tired and falls into a dream and into ancient Greece itself. She and Sophie meet Socrates and a chameleon, who change their lives forever. A delightful book - and thought provoking.... for young adults of all ages.