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The Iliad and the Odyssey

Written by Marcia Williams

Illustrated by Marcia Williams

The Iliad and the Odyssey Synopsis

Thrilling comic-strip action, with monsters, mighty heroes and even mightier gods and goddesses. The Iliad tells the story of the war between Greeks and Trojans; the love between Helena and Paris; Achilles and Hector's deadly combat; the Trojan Horse... The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus; his struggles against the one-eyed Cyclops; the terrible Sirens; the dreadful, six-headed Scylla... These classic Greek stories have been retold with lively text and a dramatic cartoon style, making them accessible and fun for young children.

The Iliad and the Odyssey Press Reviews

Likely to amuse and even absorb children for a good while... Has a kind of Where's Wally?-ish delight in visual minutiae. * The Times Educational Supplement * Elegant, intelligent, funny, dramatic and totally absorbing; the perfect start to an early familiarity with Homer. * The Guardian * Brings clarity and humour to these ancient myths... Surely the most entertaining way to explore ancient history. * Junior Education * Gareth Hinds brings The Odyssey to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer's epic. * Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians series * [...] this gutsy, electrifying retelling of both epics... will please both the finicky Homeric scholars and children encountering the full stories for the first time. * TLS *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406303483
Publication date: 23rd September 2019
Author: Marcia Williams
Illustrator: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams worked as a nursery teacher before beginning a successful career as an author and illustrator. With her distinctive cartoon-strip style, she has now illustrated and retold many literary classics for children, including Greek Myths and Mr William Shakespeare's Plays. Marcia lives in Barnes, London.

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