The wanderings of Odysseus : the story of the Odyssey

by Sutcliff, Rosemary.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj BL820.03 S87 1996
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  qj BL820.03 S87 1996
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 883 Sut
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 883 Sut
 
 
Summary
A master storyteller and an award-winning illustrator evoke the golden age of mythical Greece in this spirited retelling ofThe Odyssey.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. A companion to Black Ships before Troy (1993), this handsome, large-size volume retells Homer's Odyssey with thrilling drama. There's no clashing climax like the Iliad's Wooden Horse, but the story of the hero's long years of wandering in the wilderness has the mythic power of everyone's search for home. Several episodes are just right for reading aloud, from the blinding of the Cyclops and his howl of revenge to the quiet courage of Penelope trying to hold off the suitors. Lee's watercolor paintings in shades of blue and brown capture the furious action of the wild ocean and the rocky shore, as in the double-page spread of the ship caught between Scylla and Charybdis. Several pictures also focus on lonely people wrenched apart. Sutcliff's narrative style is not as taut as in Black Ships, but in the best parts, she fuses epic grandeur with a direct simplicity that will bring the universal story home. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)0385322054Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Odysseus, -- King of Ithaca (Mythological character) -- Juvenile literature.
Odysseus, -- King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Mythology, Greek.
Publisher New York :Delacorte Press,1996
Other Titles Odyssey.
Contributors Lee, Alan.
Homer. Odyssey.
Language English
Description 119 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
ISBN 0385322054
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