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The Children's Homer: The Adventures of…

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

by Padraic Colum (Adaptor)

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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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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. ( )
1 vote lauraejensen | Dec 3, 2008 |
This is a fun introduction to Homer. It is written in prose by Newbery honor winner Padraic Colum, and is well done. It is one of the few "easy" versions of classics that I recommend.
  mebrock | Dec 25, 2007 |
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Colum, PadraicAdaptorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pogány, WillyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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