Wonderful and exciting hardcover of the Odyssey with beautiful watercolor illustrations by Victor Ambrus. The oversize book (8 & 3/8 x 11 & 1/4 inches), has stiff green boards with gilt titles on the binding. The condition is Fine - with only some 'frosting' on the 6 extremity points. Whsitle-clean and unmarked , inside and out. May be unread or read with extreme care, like new. End-papers are 2 page spread illustrated maps of Odysseus' wanderings. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Odysseus turned his eyes from the still-smoking ruins of Troy and thought of home. But the journey would be long to the three-island kingdom of Ithaca, and there would be many dangers to overcome--the Lotus-eaters and the cloying nectar of their deadly fruit; the hungry one-eyed giant Polyphemus; the stormy wrath of the vengeful sea-god Poseidon; Circe, the beautiful sorceress who turned men into pigs; the terrors of the whirlpool Charybdis and the six-headed sea monster, Scylla; and the descent to the kingdom of Hades, god of the dead--until bright morning he arrived back, alone and exhausted, to face the hundred fierce suitors of his faithful wife, Penelope.
In this retelling, Geraldine McCaughrean's lively and original style is complemented by Victor Ambrus's brilliant recreations of the ancient world and its monsters and gods. Young people will enjoy the fast-paced and contemporary text, gain an introduction to Homer's classic story, and gain a foundation for further studies in history and literature that will serve them well into their adult lives.
About the Author:
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.
Title: The Odyssey
Publisher: Checkerboard Press
Publication Date: 1993
Illustrator: Vctor G. Ambrus
Book Condition: Fine -
Book Description CHECKERPOINT PRESS USA 1993, 1993. 1st in this edition hardback with dustwrapper very good / good+ book very good, name of a school lightly stamped inside front cover, under dustwrapper flap, large format, Ambrus illustrated, dustwrapper has had a couple of small splits, repaired from inside, very attractive copy. Seller Inventory # 039615
Book Description Checkerboard Pr Inc. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1562884336 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z1562884336Z3
Book Description Checkerboard Pr Inc, 1993. Condition: Good. First American Edition Thus. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP23805051
Book Description Checkerboard Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1562884336I5N00
Book Description Checkerboard Pr Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_167724499
Book Description Checkerboard Pr Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_181606059
Book Description Checkerboard Pr Inc. Condition: Like New. Book and pages are clean. Seller Inventory # 1-F-3-3563
Book Description Checkerboard Pr Inc, 1993. Condition: Good. Victor G. Ambrus (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1562884336-2-4
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1562884336
Book Description Checkerboard Press,, NY:, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (illustrator). First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 84193