The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of The Odyssey

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A master storyteller and an award-winning illustrator evoke the golden age of mythical Greece in this spirited retelling of The Odyssey.

A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War.

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Overview

A master storyteller and an award-winning illustrator evoke the golden age of mythical Greece in this spirited retelling of The Odyssey.

A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
As they did in their last collaboration, Black Ships Before Troy, this team has created a sumptuous version of the Odyssey. The story is all there in 100 plus pages, with illustrations on nearly every one. Readers follow Odysseus as he heads back to Ithaca and marvel at his escape from the Cyclops, Circe, and Calypso. Then when he finally returns home, he must slay his wife's suitors and prove that he really is her long awaited husband. It is a story that has thrilled thousands for many generations. It lacks nothing and is filled with intrigue, enchantment, the follies and nobility of gods, goddess, and mere mortals, and an enduring love for ones home and family. The soft watercolor illustrations bring the people and forces that stood in Odysseus' path to light and enhance the telling of the story. Added features include a pronunciation guide and a map of Odysseus' travels.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Issue an invitation for young readers to join in the misadventures of the King of Ithaca on his long return voyage from the Trojan Wars. It will be an unforgettable journey as readers meet the Sirens, the Cyclops, and all the strange and wonderful mythological characters that star in one of the most famous expeditions of all time. This version is replete with smoky pictures and divided into manageable chapters. Consider this as a daily read aloud even if it takes a few months. It's worth it.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8As with Black Ships Before Troy (Delacorte, 1993), Sutcliff's retelling of The Illiad, the story of The Odyssey is presented in an accessible, enjoyable format. A brief prologue sets the scene after the fall of Troy. The chapters, each of which tells of a challenge Odysseus faced, are not episodic, but rather come together as a continuing story. Sutcliff creates an intimate portrait of a man whose greatest desire is to return to his wife and home, despite great temptations. He is portrayed as a conquering hero-god, but with a touch of sadness. The reteller uses storytelling techniques to engage readers and the language and rhythm of a bard to maintain the story's flow. The detailed watercolor illustrations are dreamlike and soft-edged. They set the mood for the essence of particular episodes and display the horrors of battle where appropriate. Reading the first book would clarify Odysseus's entire tale, but is not necessary to the enjoyment of this volume. The pronunciation guide and map are helpful. Readers will enjoy this classic adventure, and they may be inspired to explore Greek mythology further.Cheri Estes, Detroit Country Day School Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385322058
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.79 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2008

    coolio book!

    This book was pretty good. It wasnt outsatnding but i recommend it. If you like the story of odysseus, this book is good for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2001

    Captivating!

    This is an excellent version for young adults and adults alike. The story is rich in imagination and integrity. Told in compelling detail and beautifully illustrated.

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