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This lean but effective retelling of one of the greatest stories of all time is made even more lively thanks to numerous full colour illustrations. In vignettes and full page illustrations Sebastiaan Van Donnick brings to life the movers and shakers of the ancient world, men, gods and monsters, clearly relishing the chance to portray those scenes in which they are in direct combat. The sea too is a constant presence, as much a part of the story as Odysseus himself. It’s a really pleasing book for young readers and added extras including a colour map showing Odysseus’s journey and an illustrated list of dramatis personae further increase the appeal. ~ Andrea Reece
Follow the struggles and triumphs of the hero Odysseus on his perilous journey home, as he battles man-eating monsters, violent storms, and encounters the wrath of furious gods in this action-packed adventure story.
One of the great epics of ancient Greece re-told to capture modern readers, perfect for fans of Greek myths, fantasy and adventure stories.
|Publication date:||1st September 2016|
|Author:||Sebastien van Homer|
|Illustrator:||Sebastien van Donnick|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Classic Fiction|