The wanderings of Odysseus : the story of the Odyssey

by Sutcliff, Rosemary.

Format: Print Book 2005
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The long siege is ended. Troy lies in ashes. The black ships of the Greek war-host set sail for home ? but for King Odysseus of Ithaca, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced in the TrojanWar. For this dramatic sequel to Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer's magnificent but complex epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling travellers tale, with a spectacular cast of men, magicians and monsters. Alan Lee evokes a golden age of mythical Greece in his portrayal of the greatest voyage of all time.The book includes a Greek pronunciation guide and a map of Odysseus? incredible journey.

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 London :Frances Lincoln Children's Books,2005
Other Titles Odyssey.
Contributors Lee, Alan.
Homer. Odyssey.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, 1996.
Description 119 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
ISBN 1845073606
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