The Land of the Dead

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Hyperion Books for Children, Sep 2, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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Odysseus and his men have defeated the one-eyed giant, but its curse follows them at every turn. Cast out to the open seas by the wind god, Odysseus and his fleet continue the difficult journey home. But they cannot return to Ithaca yet. First they must take on giant cannibals and outwit a beautiful witch, who reveals Odysseus' next challenge - a journey to the mysterious and feared land of the dead.

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Review: The Land of the Dead (Tales from the Odyssey #2)

User Review  - Kathie - Goodreads

The Odyssey in 25 words or less. Well, maybe Mary Pope Osborne used a few more than 25 words, but she sure used them effectively. This story zips along with a cliff-hanger at the end of every chapter. If reluctant readers don't pick this one up they're really missing out! Read full review

Review: The Land of the Dead (Tales from the Odyssey #2)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

The Land of the Dead, as a place, really didn't figure into the book until the very end. Still, this series is a good retelling of the Odyssey for elementary school kids. Read full review



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Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction.