Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy

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Memorable retelling of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, written for younger readers by Ireland's great poet and illustrator, recalls the perilous journey of Odysseus and his encounters with the horrid Cyclops, treacherous Sirens, and evil Circe as they attempt to keep the hero from his faithful Penelope. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and...

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Overview

Memorable retelling of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, written for younger readers by Ireland's great poet and illustrator, recalls the perilous journey of Odysseus and his encounters with the horrid Cyclops, treacherous Sirens, and evil Circe as they attempt to keep the hero from his faithful Penelope. 16 black-and-white illustrations.

A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486434551
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/19/2004
  • Series: Dover Children's Classics Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 662,076
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Celtic Revival.
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Table of Contents

Part 11
How Telemachus the son of Odysseus was moved to go on a voyage in search of his father and how he heard from Menelaus and Helen the tale of Troy
Part 281
How Odysseus left Calypso's Island and came to the land of the Phaeacians
How he told he fared with the Cyclopes and went past the terrible Scylla and Charybdis and came to the Island of Thrinacia where his men slaughtered the Cattle of the Sun
How he was given a ship by the Phaeacians and came to his own land
How he overthrew the wooers who wasted his substance and came to reign again as King of Ithaka
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Introduction

This classic retelling of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey-written for young readers by Ireland's great poet and playwright-recalls the legendary characters of ancient Greece and their amazing adventures. Both epics are recounted here in The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy. Youngsters will travel with Achilles, who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. They'll follow Odysseus on his perilous journey to the land of the Cyclops, a race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of his forehead. They'll encounter Circe, the evil enchantress who turns Odysseus's men into swine; meet the terrible sea monster Charybdis, who, with Scylla, a six headed serpent, threatens passing ships and their crews; and confront other wicked forces that attempt to keep Odysseus from returning to his faithful wife, Penelope. Unequaled as an introduction for youngsters to the classic myths, Colum's stirring tales, enhanced with 17 delightful illustrations by Willy Pogany, offer hours of thrill-packed reading.
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