Black ships before Troy : the story of the Iliad

by Sutcliff, Rosemary,

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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For Greek myth fans, those who can't get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths , and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!

As the gods and goddesses of Olympus scheme, the ancient world is thrown into turmoil when Helen, the most beautiful woman in all of Greece, is stolen away by her Trojan love. Inflamed by jealousy, the Greek king seeks lethal vengeance and sends his black war ships to descend on the city of Troy.
In the siege that follows, history's greatest heroes, from Ajax to Achilles to Odysseus, are forged in combat, and the brutal costs of passion, pride, and revenge must be paid. In the end, the whims of the gods, the cunning of the warriors, and a great wooden horse will decide who emerges victorious.
Homer's epic poem, The Iliad , is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the classic saga embodies all of the astonishing drama, romance, and intrigue of ancient Greece.

Don't miss The Wanderings of Odysseus , the companion to Black Ships Before Troy , and follow Odysseus on his adventure home.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.
Golden apple
Quarrel with the high king
Single combat
Women of Troy
High king's embassy
Horses of King Rhesus
Red rain
Battle for the ships
Armor of Achilles
Vengeance for Patroclus
Funeral games
Ransom for Hector
Luck of Troy
Warrior women
Death of Achilles
Poisoned arrow
Wooden horse
Fall of Troy.

Additional Information
Subjects Trojan War -- Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Laurel-Leaf Books,2005
Other Titles Iliad.
Contributors Homer. Iliad.
Language English
Notes Originally published: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 1993.
Description 151 pages ; 18 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 151).
ISBN 9780553494839 (pbk.)
055349483X (pbk.)
9780385909358 (lb)
0385909357 (lb)
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