Wanderings of Odysseus

Wanderings of Odysseus

The Story of the Odyssey

by Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Books
Mass market paperback, 134 pages
List Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $6.79

Historical Setting: Ancient Greece

The siege of Troy is ended. The city is in ruins and the Greeks can finally return home victorious. But for Odysseus, king of Ithaca, another long test of courage, endurance and cunning is just beginning. Buffeted by ill winds into unknown seas, Odysseus and his crew find themselves confronted by the terrifying Cyclops, then trapped by the enchantments of Circe, then facing the deadly temptations of the sirens and the perils of Scylla and Charybdis. Meanwhile, Odyssyus's wife, Penelope, is besieged by suitors laying claim to her husband's throne.

This paperback includes the text of Sutcliff's outstanding book, but not Alan Lee's illustrations.

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Summary: A fast-paced retelling of The Odyssey from one of England's greatest historical novelists.

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