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- DescriptionA bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike. Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelope, fights a different kind of battle as her palace is invaded by forceful, greedy men who tell her that Odysseus is dead and she must choose a new husband. Will Odysseus reach her in time? Homer s epic, age-old story is powerfully told by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and stunningly illustrated by rising talent Neil Packer.
- Author BiographyGillian Cross is the Carnegie Medal winning author of Wolf. She lives in England. Neil Packer is the illustrator of several classic books, including One Hundred Years of Solitude. His illustrations for The Odyssey took many years Nearly as long as Odysseus s journey! he says. He lives in London.
- PublisherCandlewick Press (MA)
- Date of Publication11/09/2012
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press (MA)
- Content Notecolour illustrations, frontispiece
- Weight1066 g
- Width229 mm
- Height262 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Illustrator(s)Neil Packer
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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