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The children's Homer : the adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy

Author: Padraic Colum; Willy Pogány; Homer.
Publisher: New York : Collier Books, [1982] ©1982
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First Collier books editionView all editions and formats
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A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Padraic Colum; Willy Pogány; Homer.
ISBN: 0020425201 9780020425205 9780689868832 0689868839
OCLC Number: 8589326
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: The adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy. New York : Macmillan, 1918.
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: How Telemachus the son of Odysseus was moved to go on a voyage in search of his father and how he heard from Menelaus and Helen the tale of Troy ----
How Odysseus left Calypso's island and came to the land of the Phaeacians ---
How he told he fared with the Cyclopes and went past terrible Scylla and Charybdis and came to the island of Thrinacia where his men slaughtered the cattle of the sun: how he was given a ship by the Phaeacians and came to his own land ---
How he overthrew the wooers who wasted his substance and came to reign again as king of Ithaka.
Other Titles: Adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy
Adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy
Responsibility: by Padraic Colum ; illustrated by Willy Pogany.

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Publishers Weekly Colum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.

 
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