Written by Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrated by Alan Lee
Part of the The Classics Series
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A stunningly illustrated edition of Homer’s classic adventure story which has been vibrantly retold by the late Rosemary Sutcliff who adds her own story-telling magic to Homer’s original. The stories which led to the Greek’s siege of Troy, which include The Golden Apple, The Death of Achilles, The Wooden Horse and The Fall of Troy among many others, seamlessly weave the worlds of gods and men into one strand. Alan Lee’s illustrations evoke the heroism of the human Greek warriors – and their cruelty – while also bringing the shadowy gods convincingly to life.
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The Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff
Homer's epic poem The Iliad is retold in a dramatic story by acclaimed storyteller Rosemary Sutcliff. Alan Lee's powerful images hauntingly recreate the age of heroes in this captivating introduction to the Greek classic.
Includes a pronunciation guide.
Rosemary Sutcliff had the ability to make daunting historical fiction accessible to a young readership. In this retelling of Homer's Iliad, she retains all the excitement of the original ancient Greek story, with its colourful cast of Gods and heroes. The Iliad is not an easy book, with violent battle scenes and psychological drama, but there is enough magic and charm in the story to keep even the most faint-hearted reader enthralled. Sutcliff's version is an excellent introduction to the book and anyone who enjoys this would be well advised to pick up a copy of the same author's wonderful interpretation of Homer's Odyssey, The Wanderings of Odysseus, also published by Frances Lincoln. Carousel
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Interest Age: From 8 To 11
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
7th August 2014
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