In Search of a Homeland: The Story of The Aeneid

3.84 avg rating
( 169 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780385729376: In Search of a Homeland: The Story of The Aeneid

A glorious gift book from an award-winning storyteller and a much lauded illustrator, who evoke the high drama of mythical Greece and the prehistory of Rome in this retelling of The Aeneid.

Taking his old father on his back and his young son by the hand, Aeneas flees the sacked city of Troy, entrusted by his goddess-mother, Venus, with a daunting mission: Find a new homeland for his people. It is an arduous journey. At every turn, unimaginable dangers await him: terrible monsters and giants; supernatural hazards sent by the enraged goddess Juno; and worst of all, an eerie, death-defying descent into the Underworld, where he will be allowed a glimpse of his Roman descendants’ glorious future.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Inspired by the ancient masterpiece The Aeneid, by Roman poet Virgil, modern-day author Penelope Lively has penned a poignant retelling of the arduous journeys of Trojan warrior Aeneas. Doubtful young readers will be amazed at how readable and downright gripping these old tales really are, from the devastating ruse the Greeks wreak on the city of Troy, to the tempestuous seas the escaping Trojans cross and recross, to the violent battles they fight, all in the name of finding their true homeland.

Illustrator Ian Andrew's evocative, scratchy illustrations set the stage for award-winning author Penelope Lively's text, which captures all the terrible excitement and bittersweet emotions of these ancient travails and mythical encounters with supernatural beasts. Moved by this retelling, readers will surely want to seek out other epic classics, perhaps Rosemary Sutcliff's masterful retellings of Homer's Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad and The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Penelope Lively’s adult novel Moon Tiger won the Booker Prize. In addition, her children’s book The Ghost of Thomas Kempe won the Carnegie Medal, and A Stitch in Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year award.

Ian Andrew has illustrated several children’s books.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lively, Penelope
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Read (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385729375 ISBN 13: 9780385729376
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Read, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385729375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lively, Penelope
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0385729375 ISBN 13: 9780385729376
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0385729375 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0126864

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lively, Penelope
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Read (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385729375 ISBN 13: 9780385729376
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Read, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0385729375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 73.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Penelope Lively
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (2001)
ISBN 10: 0385729375 ISBN 13: 9780385729376
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ian Andrew (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385729375

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 99.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds