The Adventures of Odysseus

by Hugh Lupton

Paperback, 2010



Local notes

292.13 Lup



Barefoot Books (2010), Edition: 1 Pap/Com, Paperback, 128 pages


As Odysseus fights to find his way back home after the long and brutal Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and come to terms with devastating losses. Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden's graphic retelling breathes new life into this great classic.

Physical description

128 p.; 8.16 inches


184686447X / 9781846864476



User reviews

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
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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.
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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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