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From the back cover: Homer's epic poem is retold in this fully illustrated edition of The Odyssey. Young readers will be amazed at the fantastic voyages of Odysseus as he tries to battle against gods and monsters on his return home from the Trojan war. The adventures have been brought to life by dramatic illustrations and lively text making absorbing reading for 6 - 9 yearFrom the back cover: Homer's epic poem is retold in this fully illustrated edition of The Odyssey. Young readers will be amazed at the fantastic voyages of Odysseus as he tries to battle against gods and monsters on his return home from the Trojan war. The adventures have been brought to life by dramatic illustrations and lively text making absorbing reading for 6 - 9 year olds....

Title : The Odyssey
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ISBN : 9780861127818
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Odyssey Reviews

  • Iset
    2019-01-29 11:00

    This was a very nostalgic re-read for me. This book was a birthday present from my father when I was 7 years old. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read it over the years, but I keep returning to it over and over again. It’s an abridged and illustrated version of Homer’s The Odyssey, the 2800 year old Greek myth about Odysseus’ long journey home from the war at Troy and his adventures along the way. Reading this as a child I was swept away by the exotic locations, the strange and magical adventures, and the excitement and danger. This book sparked a lifelong passion for the ancient world that has latterly driven me all the way to a postgraduate degree and a career in the field. The glorious illustrations are done by Roger Payne, who is notable for the naturalistic way he creates the human form and physiology, and lavishly bring the story to life, and certainly gripped my 7 year old self’s imagination. The book’s just as readable for adults too. It doesn’t use childish language or talk down to the reader, it’s just a shorter version of the legend. I rate it highly because it’s perfect for its intended purpose – an abbreviated yet still compelling adaptation of The Odyssey, chock full of stunning artwork and great for children but equally enjoyable for adults too. I’m immensely fond of this book.10 out of 10

  • Dermo
    2019-02-05 17:23

    Amazing! this was one of my best loved mythology books as it came out at the perfect moment for me as a bookish 6 year old. I want to get a copy for my son!