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Black Ships before Troy
     

Black Ships before Troy

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by Rosemary Sutcliff
 

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An illustrated recreation of the siege of Troy, drawn from the tale of the "Iliad", made accessible to children while retaining the drama and beauty of the Homeric epic. Included are a list of sources and a pronunciation guide. Rosemary Sutcliff is the author of "The Lantern Bearers".

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An illustrated recreation of the siege of Troy, drawn from the tale of the "Iliad", made accessible to children while retaining the drama and beauty of the Homeric epic. Included are a list of sources and a pronunciation guide. Rosemary Sutcliff is the author of "The Lantern Bearers".

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ISBN-13:
9780711207783
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
09/16/1993
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 10.95(h) x (d)

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Black Ships before Troy 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The illustrated version of this book is the one you should choose. The illustrations bring out the plot in the story and they are beautiful illustration as well. The illustrated version has the Greek ship on the cover with a blue background. The story is an adaption of the Iliad so the book would be a good introduction to the Iliad and the Trojan War for the 4th grade to 8th grade child. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those perfect combinations you come about so rarely.  Rosemary Sutcliff's writing is superb - she gets the tone just right for the content.  If you're lucky enough to get the edition with illustrations by Alan Lee - you've got a book to treasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book if you are interested in Greek Mythology. And also is a good way to read the Iliad without reading thoasands of pages. If I didn't read this for school though, with my teacher teaches us the characters, it be very difficult to understand who is who.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son has yet to read this book because when it arrived, it was beaten up. It looked as though it had been passed through a meat grinder. Whoever packed the box put the beaten up copy in; the book did not get messed up in transit.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Rosemary Sutcliff's adaptation of the Iliad is unmatched, and the haunting illustrations by Alan Lee complement this powerful tale perfectly. I highly recommend this.