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The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds

The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel

by Gareth Hinds

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This graphic novel is an epic spin on Homer's classic. It helps students relate to and understand a text a story from ancient Greece, making it a helpful tool for interpretation.
  kelseymccaw | Dec 18, 2017 |
This book was more fascinating than I could’ve ever expected. The fact this epic story was put to a graphic novel is a sign of its enduring legacy.
  zepellet | Sep 28, 2017 |
Very good and beautiful adaptation of the Odyssey. ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
The Odyssey is a myth about the Greek hero, Odysseus. Odysseus is the king of the Greek island Ithaca. Odysseus fought in the Trojan War, after the war he was delayed on his arrival home by seventeen years (17 years). When Odysseus was gone, more than 100 suitors went to his palace and ate his livestock, drank his wine, and trying to get Penelope, Odysseus’s wife, to marry one of them. One day, Odysseus was there then, but in disguise, Penelope had a challenge for the suitors, the one who could string Odysseus’s bow and shot an arrow clean through 12 axe heads would win her. None of the suitors could do it, but Odysseus took his bow and shot an arrow through all 12 axe heads. Then after that, Odysseus shot an arrow into the leader of the suitors, killing him. Then his son, and 2 loyal friends helped him kill all the suitors. Then after he asked Poseidon for forgiveness by sacrificing a few thing to him and it was in a landlocked place on the mainland that knew nothing of boats.

I like this book because it is a book about a Greek myth, and to make the book i did it off of better it is a graphic novel! My favorite part is when Odysseus is fighting the suitors, and taking back his palace. I think it represents devotion to loved ones. I recommend this book to people that like ancient myths and comic book versions of old stories or tales. I would give this book 5 stars for what the story is about, being a graphic novel, and how accurate it is (I am just guessing I never read the real version). The book is about a warrior king, he goes to war, and when he does he goes with his army, so there is blood and violence, but it is a myth of a greek hero, and all the myths include blood (even the myth of Orpheus, a musician that was as good as Apollo, the god of music). ( )
  NoahJ.BG3 | Mar 2, 2017 |
Classic tale of Homer's Odyssey, told through illustrations by Gareth Hinds
  savannahgatesstacy | Oct 2, 2016 |
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Homer's epic tale is brought to life in Gareth Hinds' THE ODYSSEY.  This Graphic Novel is perfect for those middle schoolers and others looking for a more visual presentation of Odysseus's journey.  This Graphic Novel could be used for those visual readers or for those with special needs while their English teacher uses THE ODYSSEY in instruction.  The sweeping pencil illustrations make this a worthy book to look at as well.  Visual representations of the text can be accompanied here.  Here are some teaching resources for THE ODYSSEY:  http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/eng9/homer.html
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763642681, Paperback)

With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.

"Gareth Hinds brings THE ODYSSEY to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic."
—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning—and a little help from Mount Olympus—to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years—though never quite like this.

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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War.

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2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763642665, 0763642681

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