In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid

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Frances Lincoln Limited, Oct 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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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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User Review  - Vicky - Goodreads

Excellent kid version of the Aeneid! Great story, great words, great imagery, great pictures. Read full review

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a truly extraordinary and educational (roman myths) adventure! Read full review

About the author (2007)

PENELOPE LIVELY (London) also wrote The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, which won her the Carnegie Medal, and A Stitch in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award. IAN ANDREW (Surrey, U.K.) illustrated The Lion and the Mouse, shortlisted for the 1996 Mother Goose Award.

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