The Odyssey (The Classics)

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Other authorsAlan Lee (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2014



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938 Hom





Frances Lincoln Children's Bks (2014), Edition: Revised Edition, 128 pages


A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War.


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128 p.; 9.75 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member MrsLee
I bought this because it was illustrated by Alan Lee and I had heard good things of Rosemary Sutcliff. It was thouroughly enjoyable. Especially after watching the movie, "Troy". The pictures alone would make it worth reading, since Alan Lee was so involved in the LOTR trilogy. The story was
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captivationg, and fun to make sense of the many myths and stories I've read.
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LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
Homer's Odyssey adapted for children. With the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus and his 12-boat crew head back to Ithaca. But they end up well off course for a good 10 years or so, encountering as the go along the one-eyed Cyclops; Aeolus, Lord of the Winds; Circe, the enchanted island; the
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irresistible call of the Sirens; the sea-monsters Scylla and Charybdis. When hi men slaughter and roast the cattle of Hyperion the Sun Lord, a storm wreaks havoc and destruction upon the entire crew except Odyseeues. He recovers on the island of Calypso and eventually returns to Ithaca, where, disguised as a beggar he wins back his wife Penelope in an archer contest and slays every one of the suitors who had been trying to press themselves upon Penelope during Odysseus' long absence. Twenty years total before he fianlly made it home???And those gods are sometimes too convenient and at others so unavailable.
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