Iliad and odyssey childrens book
The Iliad/The Odyssey Boxed Set by Gillian Cross: | dobraemerytura.org: BooksAfter nine years of war between the Greeks and Trojans, tensions are heating up among men of the same faction as well as those on opposing sides. Two proud and powerful Greeks, King Agamemnon and legendary warrior Achilles, quarrel over a beautiful maiden, causing Achilles and his myrmidons to drop out of the fight. Meanwhile, fueled by rage and pride, honor and greed, soldiers on both sides—Odysseus and Patroclus for the Greeks, Paris and Hector for the Trojans—perform heroic deeds, attempting to end the war. Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving this large-format volume an extra measure of authenticity and appeal. The content and the imagery are appropriate for readers who need something more serious than sanitized versions but who might be a few years away from more mature-themed retellings…A beautiful, fluid, and action-packed retelling of a timeless classic. That capricious gods would send divine mists or false dreams to affect human battles seems a distant thing; that men fight, sulk and bluster is as true today as it was 3, years ago.
Children's Book Review The Iliad and the Odyssey Valentine STEPHEN
Homer's Iliad cast a spell on me
The Iliad , Homer, 18 October I was 10 years old, just, and in my first term at a small, kindly boarding school, itself in a Norman manor house, which nestled in the Arun valley in between the two castles of Arundel and Amberley. Every week there was a bookshop. A prefect would open up a cupboard in the corner of the library and lay books out for us to browse. I remember, perhaps the second or third time, staring at a Penguin Classic, on the cover of which a chariot was in the process of tipping over. Men bearing shields stood around it, in various poses of fright.
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Oct 10, Middle Grade Buy. Oct 10, Middle Grade Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving these large-format volumes an extra measure of authenticity and appeal. Boxed Set —. Add to Cart. Also by Gillian Cross.