"Perseus" is one of four Greek Hero retellings from Geraldine McCaughrean, with cover illustrations by Jason Cockcroft. Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most highly acclaimed living children's writers, and is particularly renowned for her masterly retellings of traditional tales. She and Jason Cockroft reunited were the prizewinning team behind the Blue Peter Book of the Year winner, "A Pilgrim's Progress".
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Geraldine McCaugheran is a prize-winning author - winner of Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.From AudioFile:
The legendary voyage of Odysseus will electrify listeners--even if this production isn't perfect. Listeners will cringe at Odysseus's encounter with one-eyed Polyphemus, whose voice growls thrillingly, and wince as Odysseus's men are eaten or drowned in vivid detail. The story's poetic repetition emphasizes Odysseus's strength and cunning against the inexorable will of the gods. While the performances are sometimes stiff and the vocal levels not always even, these weaknesses don't overwhelm a story worth hearing. The full cast ensures that each person, god, and specter is distinct. Indeed, with 20 years of adventure to narrate, the cast creates admirable order in the "world-encircled sea." Together McCaughrean and Full Cast Audio evoke the allure of Greek mythology. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0192741977
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0192741977