Children's Homer

Children's Homer

Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

by Padraic Colum (Editor), Willy Pogany (Illustrator)
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Current Retail Price: $9.99

Historical Setting: Troy, Greece, Ancient History

Padraic Colum's classic retelling combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Come voyage to ancient Greece with Achilles who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. And follow Odysseus on his perilous journey—through the land of the Cyclops, past Circe the Enchantress, the terrible Charybdis, and the six-headed serpent Scylla.

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Summary: Ulysses's adventures in the Trojan War and sailing home to his beloved Penelope told in stirring prose.

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  A Myth About A Famous Warrior
Reece of Washougal, 8/27/2016
This book is about the famous warrior Odysseus and the war of Troy. I like how the writer puts the two books into one. In this book Odysseus goes through many troubles to get home. But, when he gets there there's a bunch of men trying to marry his wife because they think he's dead. He and his son kill all the men. I would suggest this book to people who like ancient Greek legends and history.