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

by Padraic Colum

Other authorsWilly Pogany (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1982

Status

Available

Local notes

292.1 Col

Collection

Publication

Simon Pulse (1982), Paperback, 256 pages

Description

A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

Language

Original publication date

1918

Physical description

256 p.; 8.38 inches

ISBN

0020425201 / 9780020425205

Barcode

3451

User reviews

LibraryThing member lauraejensen
This is a really enthralling read. Padraic Colum is a natural story teller, with a gift for transporting readers into a magical land. All of the magic and drama of The Odyssey and the Iliad, Achilles, Trojans, Scylla, Charybdis, Circe, and Cyclops. Powerful and heroic, a triumphant book. The writing is sophisticated and complex, some explanation and patience may be needed, and well worth it.… (more)
LibraryThing member stgayde
This version of The Iliad and The Odyssey is incredibly child friendly. It is approachable and is brought down to a level that still includes necessary information but is appropriate for children.
LibraryThing member aulsmith
I finally realized I was never going to read The Iliad, so I decided to read this adaptation instead. I felt it was very satisfactory and wished I thought of it before.
LibraryThing member lilithcat
A lovely prose retelling of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad, with illustrations by Willy Pogany. Nice endsheets with a map showing the various places where Odysseus went on The Boundless Sea, with fish and a ship.

Pages

256

Rating

(45 ratings; 4.1)
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