The Odyssey

The Odyssey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763647919
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 118,684
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gillian Cross is the Carnegie Medal–winning author of Wolf. She lives in England.

Neil Packer is the illustrator of several classic books, including One Hundred Years of Solitude. His illustrations for The Odyssey took many years — "Nearly as long as Odysseus’s journey!" he says. He lives in London.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Every image seems to have been created with unhurried care; it’s a quiet but monumental piece of work.
—Publishers Weekly

—The Huffington Post

While Cross and Packer are not asking us to replace Homer on the bookshelf, their addition is certainly worthy of sharing shelf space.
—New York Daily News online

Interesting and imaginative.
—School Library Journal

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The Odyssey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AGRawson More than 1 year ago
This was so much fun. It took about 3 weeks to read this to my 6,6, and 8-year-olds and we all loved it. Tonight they begged me to finish it and cheered when Odysseus returned. What a great retelling of this story. And a great introduction to the classics at a young age.