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The Odyssey - (Puffin Classics) by Homer (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece... After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home.
  • 10 Years
  • 7.0" x 5.05" Paperback
  • 112 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Legends, Myths, Fables
  • Series Name: Puffin Classics

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About the Book



A modern retelling of the Homerian classic. The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus must now face the hungry one-eyed giant Polyphemus, the vengeful sea-god Poseidon, the sorceress Circe, and many other dangers on his long and perilous journey home.



Book Synopsis



The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece... After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son. Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.



Review Quotes




"[Robert Fitzgerald's translation is] a masterpiece . . . An Odyssey worthy of the original." -The Nation

"[Fitzgerald's Odyssey and Iliad] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer's art at the level above the formula; yet at the same time they do not neglect the brilliant texture of Homeric verse at the level of the line and the phrase." -The Yale Review

"[In] Robert Fitzgerald's translation . . . there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in hand, and this line-by-line vigilance builds up into a completely credible imagined world."
-from the Introduction by Seamus Heaney



About the Author



Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 160 other books, including A Little Lower Than Angels, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award in 1987, A Pack of Lies, which won the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal in 1989 and Gold Dust, which won the Beefeater Children's Novel Award in 1994. She has written retellings of notoriously tricky classics including El Cid, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Moby Dick and The Pilgrim's Progress. In 2004, she won a competition to write the sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan. And in 2006, Peter Pan in Scarlet was published to great acclaim.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.0 Inches (H) x 5.05 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 10 Years
Number of Pages: 112
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends, Myths, Fables
Series Title: Puffin Classics
Publisher: Puffin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Homer
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 1997
TCIN: 13243324
UPC: 9780140383096
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-9059
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 5.05 inches width x 7 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
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