Barefoot Books (2010), Edition: 1 Pap/Com, Paperback, 128 pages
Retells the classic Greek epic about Odysseus and his adventures as he tries to return home after the Trojan War.
128 p.; 8.16 inches
184686447X / 9781846864476
LibraryThing member elainevbernal
The Cyclops tale from Homer's epic, "The Odyssey," is accurately retold in "The Adventures of Odysseus." The author provides seven sources in the Bibliography - typically only a brief author's note with a short discussion about the origin of a folktale is provided. The language and content of the story makes the plot and setting easy to follow for readers ages 7-10; the storyline is simple, yet rich with details such as the Cyclops', "tusk-like teeth," and "snout of the nose," and a graphic description of one of Odysseus men being smacked against the roof of the Cyclops' cave and eaten by the Cyclops. The details and the on-going dialogue between Odysseus and the Cyclops makes the story an appropriate read aloud.
LibraryThing member magen.rauscher
The artistry of this book of myths truly captured me. The illustrator did a wonderful job bringing life to this story. The author also created a wonderful take on the Odyssey. I can use this book to introduce Greek mythology to my class.
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