In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid
Aeneas flees from the sacked city of Troy, entrusted by his goddess-mother Venus with a daunting mission: to find a new homeland for his people. Over 2000 years after Virgil wrote his epic The Aeneid, Penelope Lively retells Aeneas' story with pace poignancy and drama, while Ian Andrew's illustrations bring the characters beautifully to life. Together they create an introduction to The Aeneid which takes its place alongside Rosemary Sutcliff's classic retellings of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. The book includes a Latin pronunciation guide and a map of Aeneas' long, arduous, death-defying journey.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
A children's version of Virgil's The Aeneid. I picked up this book, because I want to listen to The Aeneid (after Lars' intersting review!)and I thought this would be a good quick overview of the story. Similar to The Iliad and The Odyssey, it is an epic story of how the Greek gods are beings with supernatural powers, but the jealousies and emotions of mere mortals. This book is the story of how the Trojans are fated to flee after their defeat in the Trojan War and start a new nation in Rome. However, due to the intervention of the gods, their path is filled with treachery and war. I was looking for a 'Cliff Notes' summary of The Aeneid, but this book ended up being so much more. The story line was interesting and the interpretation was very readable. What made this really fun were the great illustrations. Ok, now I'm ready for The Aeneid.
Review: In Search of a Homeland : The Story of the AeneidUser Review - Goodreads
Excellent kid version of the Aeneid! Great story, great words, great imagery, great pictures.