Classic Starts: The Iliad

Classic Starts: The Iliad

by Homer, Eric Freeberg
     
 

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This high interest/low vocabulary retelling of The Iliad introduces young readers to Homer's thrilling epic tale. Set during the siege of Troy, and complete with duels, battles, larger-than-life characters like Achilles, and the famed Greek gods, The Iliad is truly the ultimate adventure story.See more details below

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This high interest/low vocabulary retelling of The Iliad introduces young readers to Homer's thrilling epic tale. Set during the siege of Troy, and complete with duels, battles, larger-than-life characters like Achilles, and the famed Greek gods, The Iliad is truly the ultimate adventure story.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
03/01/2014
Gr 4–6—A welcome introduction to Homer's The Iliad. While the book uses the clear and concise language typical of the series, there is some attempt to mimic the rhythmic language of the original: "Now, dear reader, you will hear the tale of Achilles and his rage." The story is broken into sections, with a quick introduction to Greek myth. Each chapter title clearly sums up the main event within, and the action scenes are paced well against the exposition to give readers the full scale of the story. While there are better versions to truly reflect the artistry of the original, this is a great choice for readers who need a clear breakdown of the story. It could easily be used to supplement classroom readings of a more challenging version or to allow students not quite ready for the original to get a head start. Discussion questions at the end will be particularly helpful for teachers.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454908968
Publisher:
Sterling Children's Books
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Series:
Classic Starts Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
239,946
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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