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The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey Paperback – 5 Sep 2002

4.5 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; New edition edition (5 Sept. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711218463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711218468
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 1.1 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Straightforward excitement which is astonishingly true to the originals. (School Librarian)

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A master storyteller and an award-winning illustrator evoke the golden age of mythical Greece in this spirited retelling of "The Odyssey.

"From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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From the fall of Troy to his triumphant homecoming, the heroic, tragic, and ultimately moving story of Odysseus' quest to return home is told in this wonderful book. Rosemary Sutcliffe's retelling and Alan Lee's illustrations are perfectly matched. My 8 year old has read it three times now and he is utterly hooked on History, Greece and mythology. There is a companion volume, Black Ships Before Troy, which is equally good.
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Beautifully written and illustrated - an excellent , exciting accessible version of the story that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Every school should have copies of this and Reosemary Sutcliffe's Dark Ships of Troy, as it opens the door to the classic Greek stories, so central to modern culture. Excellent read . Outstanding.
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Well illustrated and fast paced stories. Worth buying this copy rather than the un-illustrated copy
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I bought this and its "companion" (Black Ships Before Troy)for my 9 year old son who is a real sword & sandal fan. He (and his older brothers) have been captivated by Rosemary Sutcliff's story-telling - or should that be retelling?

In any event, the timeless story combined with Sutcliff's reworking and the superb artwork are truly remarkable and have encouraged all of my kids to read and re-read not just these but many other books.

On a personal note, I loved Rosemary Sutcliff's books when I was a child - true gems such as Warrior Scarlet and The Eagle of the Ninth, so I knew that my guys would enjoy these tales.
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We've had a copy in hardback for years and really like the pictures as well as Rosemary Sutcliff's very readable text. Got this for a birthday present for a friend of our daughters' who's madly into Greek myth and legend. What more could you ask?
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This was the first book I read through choice as a child. I was enthralled by the book from the start to finish and this is why I chose it for my 12yr old niece. She loves it and is constantly talking about the characters and their journey. I'd recommend this book to kids of all ages up to 99yrs old.
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Sutcliff's two books using the Iliad and the Odyssey as their bases have helped many of my students tackle the originals and understand them.

If only she had lived long enough to complete the Aeneid as well.
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