The Iliad and Odyssey share stories that are incredibly adventurous and entertaining, but let's face it, the language and length of these works of literature make them difficult for even adult readers to read and enjoy. That's why this classic retelling by Padraic Colum, first published in 1918, has been so popular. It combines the main storylines from the Iliad and Odyssey and presents the story at an upper-elementary reading level. It's a great introduction to the classic tale and makes the story more accessible to kids and adults alike. The book is 248 pgs, pb.
We also offer audio versions of this book. There are no sound effects or background music, but the book is entertainingly read aloud, in its entirety, by Robert Whitfield. The audio CD runs about 4.5 hours on 4 CDs, with a track every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking. ~ Rachel S.