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Mary Pope Osborne concludes the exciting adventures of Odysseus, with two new books, each based on episodes from The Odyssey.
Book Five: Return to ithaca: After years of captivity on Calypso's island, Odysseus finds himself on the shores of yet another strange land. Meanwhile, his wife, Penelope, fears for their son Telemachus. His enemies -- Penelope's unwanted suitors -- plan to ambush and kill him upon his return to find his father. But the family's years of suffering come to an end, as father and son are reunited in a series of startling, strange, and magical events. Odysseus is finally home. And now his revenge beings ...
Book Six: The Final Battle: After struggling against the gods and his fate for more than 20 years, Odysseus has returned to Ithaca at last. But things have changed: his island has been overrun by suitors who clamor for his wife's hand in marriage and plague his son Telemachus. With the help of the grey-eyed goddess Athena, Odysseus and Telemachus must set out to regain control of Ithaca.
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Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction.From AudioFile:
Volume Three contains the final books of Mary Pope Osborne's wonderful Odyssey series (RETURN TO ITHICA and THE FINAL BATTLE). After twenty hard years, Odysseus returns to Ithica, only to see his home overrun by suitors vying for his faithful wife's hand. Fortunately, the gray-eyed goddess Athena comes to his aid. Osborne has done a terrific job preserving the flavor of the original while making these stories interesting to children otherwise not inclined to read Greek myths. Narrator James Simmons does an equally fine job of bringing her stories alive for young listeners (though all listeners will enjoy these stories). His reading style is elegant and restrained yet intense. Listeners will be quietly absorbed by characters' emotions and riveted by the swift turns of events in these classic episodes. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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