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(back cover) The ancient Greek hero Odysseus fought for nine long years in the terrible siege of Troy. Now, all he wants is to go home to his wife and son. But the voyage is long and perilous, and the god of the sea is his enemy. Will he ever see his home and family again?In this new graphic novel version, Homer's famous epic is as fresh and exciting as it was when the story was first told--about three thousand years ago.(front flap) In this great epic by Western civilization's first immortal poet, the Greek hero Odysseus struggles to return home from the Trojan War. His lengthy sea voyage is marked by a series of dangerous adventures as he encounters strange and exotic characters. Among them are Calypso, the beautiful enchantress who holds Odysseus captive, Poseidon, the wrathful sea god, Cyclops, the one-eyed giant, and Circe, a witch goddess who turns men into swine. Here is an exciting tale that has captured the imaginations of countless readers since its first telling, roughly three thousand years ago.
Uses the graphic novel format to introduce children to many of the world's greatest literary works while also including a brief biography summarizing the author's life, a list of his or her important works, a time line of historic events that helped inspire the story, general notes and an index.
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Classics
Series Title: Graphic Classics
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
Age Range: 9-12 years
Street Date: October 1, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-6967
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