Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 (Trade Bind-up)

Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 (Trade Bind-up)

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by Mary Pope Osborne
     
 

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Giants and Cannibals!
Wonders and Witches!
One Amazing Hero.

Brave Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas, and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant. If he ever wants to see his family again, he will have to face hungry cannibals, outwit a beautiful witch, and sail past a six-headed serpent. His journey is the ultimate test of endurance and courage.

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Giants and Cannibals!
Wonders and Witches!
One Amazing Hero.

Brave Odysseus is far from home, tossed by stormy seas, and cursed by an angry one-eyed giant. If he ever wants to see his family again, he will have to face hungry cannibals, outwit a beautiful witch, and sail past a six-headed serpent. His journey is the ultimate test of endurance and courage.

In this exciting series, best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne retells Homer's Odyssey, one of the most thrilling adventure stories of all time.

This volume includes:

Book One: The One-Eyed Giant
Book Two: The Land of the Dead
Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423128649
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Tales from the Odyssey Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
70,345
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Pope Osborne (www.marypopeosborne.com) is the author of the best-selling series The Magic Tree House. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths and folktales and works of historical fiction.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Goshen, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:
B.A., University of North Carolina
Website:
http://www.marypopeosborne.com

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Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book and loved it and the odysey isn't exactly something an 11 year old girl would love but i thought ok i will read it see if it is good (i really thout it looked stupid) and i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect reading level for my 8 year old son. He reads some. I read some. We both love it. Full of action and true to the story. We bought Part 1 and Part 2. Another great read from Mary Pope Osborne!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just started to read this tonight with my twin 9 year old boys as a fun way to introduce them to these classic adventure stories and the Greek gods and goddesses. Reading aloud together ensures they're learning to pronounce the wonderful names correctly (there is a list at the back of the book with the correct way to pronounce them too), adds to their shared suspense, and gives us some quality family time. They can sit back and enjoy the action without stumbling over the names. We got through chapter 5 in one short sitting, and the boys were thrilled with the action. We stopped only because we started later in the evening, and it was time to sleep. Otherwise, the boys were eager to continue reading. The author did a great job retelling the stories. Nothing uncomfortable for a parent to explain to a young child (for example, the Greek warriors were "violent and disrespectful" in Athena's temple to arouse her anger). The gods and goddesses are related to each other and to mythical creatures as a matter of fact. Up to you to tell them more or them, to look into it. She condensed the stories without losing the meat of them and keeps the action going fast enough to keep my boys alert and waiting to hear or read what's next. There are no drawings besides the same little one to signal the start of each short chapter. The print is large and spaced for the younger reader so it is not intimidating, but the stories are not watered down. Her writing is very descriptive so pictures are not necessary. The vocabulary is just rich enough to enrich those of my fourth graders without intimidating them or losing them along the way.
Allielobo More than 1 year ago
After reading Percy Jackson I wanted to read another Greek story book. When I asked about the traditional Odyssey I was told it was hard to understand and I needed a kids version. Mary Pope Osborne did just that. There are few words on each page and it is super easy to understand. GREAT BUY!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ever.Also if you are wondering what to read next is the percy jackson series i am on number2
Anonymous 7 months ago
I dont like reading but this is very interesting and makes me want to keep reading
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Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When did you start readin the percy jackson series because I finished all three series last year (I was in fourth grade) :))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago