The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey

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Frances Lincoln Limited, May 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 119 pages
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The long siege of Troy is over, and the city is in ashes. Heroic King Odysseus can finally return to Ithaca, but the voyage home holds terrors far greater than any he faced during the Trojan War. Storms have thrust Odysseus's ship into unknown waters. Here he must confront not only the blunders of his crew, but far stranger perils: the one-eyed, flesh-eating Cyclops; Circe, the enchantress with the power to turn men into swine; the unnerving trip through the Land of the Dead. And when he finally reaches home, he finds his palace overrun by loutish suitors fighting to win the affections of his adored wife Penelope. Odysseus has one last thrilling battle to fight before he can reclaim his wife and his kingdom. Rosemary Sutcliff's vivid transformation brings Homer's Odyssey to life for a new generation. While simplified, the story is never "dumbed down," making it an excellent introduction to Greek mythology for readers of all ages.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In this sequel to Black Ships Before Troy (1993), Sutcliff and Lee dig into Homer's Odyssey, with happy results. Among the volume's virtues is Sutcliff's text, which preserves a certain formality of ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

I bought this because it was illustrated by Alan Lee and I had heard good things of Rosemary Sutcliff. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Especially after watching the movie, "Troy". The pictures alone ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Rosemary Sutcliff (d. 1992) is regarded as one of the finest children's writers of the 20th century. Alan Lee (U.K.) illustrated Smarties Prize-winner The Mirrorstone and the centenary edition of The Lord of the Rings.

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