Geraldine McCaughrean The Odyssey

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The Odyssey

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This book describes the epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece...After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son.

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Geraldine McCaughrean has also adapted One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, Canterbury Tales, El Cid, and Moby Dick for children.
Victor G. Ambrus has illustrated over 200 books. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and lives in the UK.

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"A lively, brief retelling with colorful, action-filled pictures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review


"A real winner."--Children's Bookwatch


"McCaughrean's fine retelling of Odysseus' wanderings is a heroic tale in the truest sense of the word. It captures all the drama and bloodcurdling action of the original work while making the story accessible to young people in language that is still vigorous and expressive.... Illustrations by Victor Ambrus complement McCaughrean's style perfectly, their bold colors and lively portrayals displaying all the energy of the text."--Booklist


"Captures the flavor and adventure of Homer's famed epic."--Calliope


"This serious retelling of the Odyssey, illustrated with lush watercolors and line drawings, is a modern prose version of Homer's epic tale about Odysseus's return from Troy. A good introduction to Homer and an exciting story."--Reviews from Parent Council


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9780192741837: The Odyssey (Oxford Illustrated Classics)

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