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The Children's Homer : The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy - Padraic Colum

The Children's Homer

The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

Paperback Published: 16th August 2004
ISBN: 9780689868832
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclopes. Using narrative threads from "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey, " Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.

Publishers Weekly Colum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.

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How Telemachus the son of Odysseus was moved to go on a voyage in search of his father and how he heard from Menelaus and Helen the tale of Troy
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How Odysseus left Calypso's island and came to the land of the Phaeacians
How he told he fared with the Cyclopes and went past terrible Scylla and Charybdis and came to the island of Thrinacia where his men slaughtered the cattle of the sun: how he was given a ship by the Phaeacians and came to his own land
How he overthrew the wooers who wasted his substance and came to reign again as king of Ithaka
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ISBN: 9780689868832
ISBN-10: 0689868839
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th August 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1