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A retelling of a classic myth adventure is filled with deep-sea terrors, hideous monsters, furious gods, bewitching sirens, faithful families, and more, in a story complemented with Aegean blue-hued illustrations.
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Peter Malone is the illustrator of HOW MANY MILES TO BETHLEHEM by Kevin Crossley-Holland and many other gorgeous books for children. This is his first opportunity to let his prodigious sense of humor shine through. He lives in Bath, England.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6. This handsome volume brings to life the adventures of the ancient traveler. Philip reworks and rearranges the episodes into a logical flow, which may upset some purists, but he keeps the language, similes, and metaphors very close to a good translation of Homer's original Odyssey. Beginning with the visit to the land of the Lotus Eaters, readers follow Odysseus as he leaves war-torn Troy for home. He and his men travel to the country of the Cyclops, to Circe's home, to Hades and past the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis, and to the home of Nausicaa, before finally landing in Ithaca. The cast of characters is complete, with the divine intervention of Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon well portrayed. An illustrated chart introduces the mortals and immortals featured in this enchanting story. The book does not pretend to be a complete retelling of the Odyssey; but, as the title suggests, it does an excellent job of bringing the hero to light. Malone's delicately detailed paintings complement the text and bring the blues of the Aegean Sea to mind. The figures resemble those found on Greek vases, and several stunning double-page spreads invite readers into the world of myth. A map of Odysseus's travels is also included. For an introduction to this classic tale, Philip's version far outshines the older editions; in groups or individually, students will be well served by this easy-to-read retelling.?Angela J. Reynolds, West Slope Community Library, Portland, OR
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Book Description Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 1997. Condition: Good. New Ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP87227699
Book Description Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 1997. Condition: Good. New Ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96477373
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