The Odyssey

Paperback | December 1, 1997

byGeraldine HomerRetold byGeraldine McCaughrean

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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.

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  For 20 long years, the great warrior and king of Ithaca has been away from his home. His wife has remained faithful and determinedly kept away the suitors who would take her husband’s place. His son has grown into a young, strong man, able to help his mother protect the kingdom and be on a constant vigil for his never-known father’s return. The story of Odysseus’ epic journey to the Trojan War ...

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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...

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 a...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.06 × 5.06 × 0.38 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140383093

ISBN - 13:9780140383096

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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