Tales from the Odyssey: The Land of the Dead - Book #2

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authorsTroy Howell (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2003

Status

Available

Local notes

PB Osb

Publication

Disney-Hyperion (2003), 112 pages

Description

A retelling of part of the Odyssey in which Odysseus and his fleet continue their journey and encounter giant cannibals, a beautiful witch, and the Land of the Dead.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

112 p.; 5 inches

ISBN

0786809299 / 9780786809295

Barcode

1986

User reviews

LibraryThing member gbill
Odysseus's visit to Hades is one of my favorite parts of The Odyssey, and Osborne retells it in a way for kids that is both highly engaging and true to the original.
LibraryThing member engpunk77
These take about 20 minutes for me to read, and it takes my 4th grader about an hour. It keeps him reading, and it's not too much of a time investment for me to be able to discuss the book with him after. A HIGHLY recommended series for kids in grades 2-4. Osborne breaks down about two Odyssey adventures into each book in the series and provides a glossary of Greek gods and some background on Homer & the Odyssey. It's really a perfect level for independent reading for my 9-year-old.

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Lexile

750L

Pages

112

Rating

(15 ratings; 3.3)
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