The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Odyssey

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrated by Alan Lee
Part of the The Classics Series

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The Odyssey, Homer’s second epic adventure, tells the story of Odysseus as he travels home from the war in Troy. His adventures on his travels include his meetings with the Cyclops and with the dangerous sirens who lure boats onto the rocks among many others before his finally reaches home bringing peace to all. Odysseus’s wanderings and the many dangers he faces are beautifully captured in Alan Lee’s atmospheric illustrations.


The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer's epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling traveller's tale. Paired with stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator Alan Lee, children will treasure this book for years to come.


Straightforward excitement which is astonishingly true to the originals. School Librarian

Majestically retold in this challenging and captivating version of Homer's epic poem -

Sutcliff's prose proves that no computer game or television cartoon surpasses Homer for drama and suspense - The Sunday Times

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer. At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease, and hence spent most of her life in a wheelchair. Although an avid reader, Rosemary made little progress with formal studies.

Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period which particularly interested her. The second in The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, was awarded the 1959 Carnegie Medal.

In her lifetime, Rosemary Sutcliff was awarded the OBE and the CBE. Sadly, she died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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126 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

7th August 2014




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