Adventures of Odysseus
Join Odysseus on his quest to return home after the Trojan war. Odysseus and his crew face opposition from Poseidon, god of the ocean, as they sail unfamiliar seas. They must use every ounce of their cunning and bravery to escape the pitfalls and obstacles that confront them along their journey. The Adventures of Odysseus is a gripping retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, and presents the story in a way that is engaging for budding readers and seasoned readers alike. Beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Christina Balit add to the Greek flavor of this classic tale. Look for other advanced readers from Barefoot Books, such as Arabian Nights, Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales, and Robin Hood. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel E.
As Odysseus fights to find his way back home after the long and brutal Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and come to terms with devastating losses. Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden's graphic retelling breathes new life into this great classic.
Composed nearly 3,000 years ago, this great epic is attributed to the poet Homer. It is about a man, a great traveler and hero who, after many journeys and great struggles, tries to make his way back home after the Trojan War.