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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    Highly recommend!

    I am an English teacher and most of my students are low level learners. The Odyssey is part of my curriculum, but many of my students really struggle with the text. This book is a God send!!!It is extremely well written and stays spot on with the original text. The illustrations are fantastic and engaging. My students LOVED reading the Odyssey and did SO much better with their unit test (which I did not change at all from the one I use with the regular text). This book is a delight !

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2011

    A Must Read

    The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds is a story about Odysseus, a hero of the Trojan War, desperately trying to return home to his wife and home of Ithaca. The gods have not looked upon him favorably, and he has incurred the wrath of Poseidon by blinding his son Polyphemes. He relates the tales of the Sirens, the Cyclops, the deadly Scylla, who destroy his ship and crew men, and traveled to the depths of Hades and returned. His journey is tireless, long, and filled with sadness. Although he has suffered countless times, because of his loyalty and persistence to the Gods he is rewarded in the end by returning to his wife and home of Ithaca. This book is well written and stays in the spot of the original text. I recommend the book to all ages who love Greek mythology.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

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    Reviewed by LadyJay for Teens Read Too

    Gold Star Award Winner! Many of us are familiar with Homer's timeless classic. Odysseus, hero of the Trojan War, is desperately trying to return home. The gods have not looked upon him favorably, and he has incurred the wrath of Poseidon. His adventures are housed in this new graphic novel edition. He relates the tales of the Cyclops, the Sirens, and the deadly Scylla, who decimate his ship and crew. His journey is long, tireless, and wrought with sadness. Because of his persistence and loyalty to the gods, he is rewarded in the end. Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated many classic tales, including BEOWULF, KING LEAR, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. His artwork is nothing short of amazing. He has provided stunning watercolors to enhance the retelling of this epic poem. He has also made the poem much more accessible to teen readers. Hinds has taken great pains to stay true to the original tale, including quotes that come directly from the text. This edition would be an excellent way of supplementing a unit about THE ODYSSEY. Teen readers who are curious about Greek mythology and literature should definitely give this graphic novel a chance. I am anxiously awaiting Hinds' next literary offering!

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

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    if you love Greek mythology!

    Gods, cyclops adventure, action just a classic book

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