The wanderings of Odysseus : the story of the Odyssey

by Sutcliff, Rosemary.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv SUTCLIFF Rosemary
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  juv SUTCLIFF Rosemary
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!

King Odysseus and the Greeks have triumphed over the Trojans. At long last, they are able to set sail for home and the loving family Odysseus left behind. But for the heroic king, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced during the war.
Forced by treacherous winds into unknown seas, Odysseus and his crew must face deadly perils: the flesh-eating Cyclops, Circe and her deadly enchantments, and the soul-chilling Land of the Dead and more.
Rosemary Sutcliff's reimagining of the classic epic The Odysseus is woven through with a spectacular cast of men, magicians, and monsters. Odysseus' harrowing journey home to his family and kingdom tests the limits of his strength, and the power of his will.

Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey , is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff stays true to the classic tale and characters in this authentic retelling rich with drama, magic, and heroism.

Don't miss Black Ships Before Troy , the companion to The Wanderings of Odysseus , and follow Odysseus and his crew as they fight in the epic battle against the Trojans.
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.
Mythology, Greek.
Publisher New York :Laurel-Leaf,2005
Edition 1st Laurel-Leaf ed.
Other Titles Odyssey.
Contributors Homer. Odyssey.
Language English
Description 134 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 0553494821 (pbk.)
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