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The Odyssey

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff

Illustrated by Alan Lee

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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.

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The Odyssey Synopsis

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.

The Odyssey Press Reviews

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

Majestically retold in this challenging and captivating version of Homer's epic poem - booktrustchildrensbooks.org.uk

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

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ISBN: 9781847805294
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780140383096
Publication date: 04/09/1997
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847805294
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrator: Alan Lee
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Other Categories: Classics

About 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. Her first children's book was published in 1950, and from then on she devoted her time and talents to the writing of children's historical novels, which have placed her name high in the field of contemporary children's literature. Rosemary received an OBE in the 1975 Birthday Honours List. Rosemary Sutcliff's novels about Roman Britain have won much critical acclaim. The best-known of these is her The Eagle ...

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