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The Trojan War

The Trojan War

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by Olivia E. Coolidge, Edouard Sandoz, Edouard Marcel Sandoz
     
 

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In this retelling of the Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge crafts heroes and gods into real, multidimensional characters, not just the figures of legend. Vibrant storytelling and finely wrought action have made her version of the classic tale of the Fall of Troy accessible to generations of young readers.

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In this retelling of the Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge crafts heroes and gods into real, multidimensional characters, not just the figures of legend. Vibrant storytelling and finely wrought action have made her version of the classic tale of the Fall of Troy accessible to generations of young readers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Sequel to the author's Greek Myths, this is written in the same lucid, simple, yet powerful prose.
Children's Literature
Olivia Coolidge retells the well-known story of the Trojan War here in elaborate detail that enables the reader to understand the myth more fully. The myth of the Trojan War, one of love and power, centers on Helen, running away with the beautiful Trojan, Paris, back to the city of Troy. The book delves into the adventures that take place in the war once the Greeks attack Troy. Achilles, the swiftest of all fighters, becomes the focal point of the book and his adventures—the most prominent in the story—will draw the most attention from the reader. Coolidge also includes the legends of Odysseus, Agamemmon, and other well-known heroes of Greek Mythology. Young adults will find that the book's clear and vivid imagery makes it accessible. They will also enjoy the in-depth characters that create an entertaining and fulfilling read. 2001 (orig. 1952), Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 10 to 18.
—Jamie Colwell
From the Publisher

"Sequel to the author’s Greek Myths, this is written in the same lucid, simple, yet powerful prose." School Library Journal, Starred

"Here for today’s readers is one of the world’s great stories." Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613355865
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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From the Publisher
"Sequel to the author’s Greek Myths, this is written in the same lucid, simple, yet powerful prose." School Library Journal, Starred

"Here for today’s readers is one of the world’s great stories." Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author


Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon on children's literature through her mythological retellings demonstrating careful research and the adriot capacity to bring the past to life.

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