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The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy (1918)

by Padraic Colum

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A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
Very good! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
I finally realized I was never going to read The Iliad, so I decided to read this adaptation instead. I felt it was very satisfactory and wished I thought of it before. ( )
  aulsmith | Oct 14, 2015 |
This version of The Iliad and The Odyssey is incredibly child friendly. It is approachable and is brought down to a level that still includes necessary information but is appropriate for children. ( )
  stgayde | Dec 13, 2010 |
This is a really enthralling read. Padraic Colum is a natural story teller, with a gift for transporting readers into a magical land. All of the magic and drama of The Odyssey and the Iliad, Achilles, Trojans, Scylla, Charybdis, Circe, and Cyclops. Powerful and heroic, a triumphant book. The writing is sophisticated and complex, some explanation and patience may be needed, and well worth it. ( )
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Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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