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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful find - great for the very young Homer reader!
Very easy reading style, but which preserves some of the high Homeric style. The stories have 'glosses' sometimes to help young children understand motivation, and that I particularly liked. I much prefer the writing to 'Black Ships before Troy', which is much more popular, yet very stolid prose. Tales include Iliad, Odyssey, Perseus, Theseus and Jason, etc. Highly...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok book
this book was a little too much for the children i was hoping to read it to i.e. year 5 but i found it interesting
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful find - great for the very young Homer reader!, 28 Aug 2007
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This review is from: Tales of Troy and Greece (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Paperback)
Very easy reading style, but which preserves some of the high Homeric style. The stories have 'glosses' sometimes to help young children understand motivation, and that I particularly liked. I much prefer the writing to 'Black Ships before Troy', which is much more popular, yet very stolid prose. Tales include Iliad, Odyssey, Perseus, Theseus and Jason, etc. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes and Villains, 28 Oct 2010
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This book recounts the tales of the Trojan War and other aspects of Ancient Greece. I found it useful because the editor included explanations of known history to put everything into a proper context. For example, it was explained that the Greeks rode Chariots but not horses. And the siege of Troy did not involve surrounding it and cutting off supplies. This is partly why it took so long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good value , very good reproductions of illustrations, 30 Oct 2011
This review is from: Tales of Troy and Greece (Wordsworth Children's Classics) (Paperback)
Though very cheap,and with a quite different front cover from that illustrated by Amazon at the moment, I find this edition preferable to some more expensive papaerback editions because the reproduction of the original Henry Ford illustrations inside the book is far better. Some other editions (eg Dover and Wildhorn Press) have reproduced the pictures from a 1941 reprint rather than the 1907 original, and they are dark and heavy and lose detail. In contrast, the Wordsworth edition, despite its present rather silly front cover (which may actually make it look more approachable to new young readers), reproduces the original illustrations inside the book without losing any of the delicate detail. This is important to me, since I have known the original illustrations since I was aged about 7, and am hoping that children now will still find them as fascinating as I did. At the same time the text, while seeming faithful to the original, is reprinted in a simple, easy modern format, which is all to the good these days. I am in process of buying another copy of this edition to give or lend to children.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok book, 5 Nov 2010
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this book was a little too much for the children i was hoping to read it to i.e. year 5 but i found it interesting
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1.0 out of 5 stars TALES OF TROY AND GREECE, 28 April 2013
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Not what I expected when I purchased the book. To be quite honest I found it boring and very difficult to read.
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