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The Odyssey By Gillian Cross

The Odyssey by Gillian Cross

Condition - Very Good
$36.99
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Summary

Charts the ten year epic voyage of Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca. This title deals with his journey as he encounters all manner of perils, from the man-eating Cyclops and the evil sorceress Circe, to the deadly lure of the Sirens and the wrath of the sea-god Poseidon.

The Odyssey Summary

The Odyssey by Gillian Cross

A magnificent retelling of Homer's epic story, illustrated with lavish full colour pictures and exquisite black and white silhouettes. Homer's great story is retold with simplicity and style by award-winning children's writer Gillian Cross, and vividly brought to life in Neil Packer's stunning illustrations. It charts the ten year epic voyage of Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca. On his journey he encounters all manner of perils, from the man-eating Cyclops and the evil sorceress Circe, to the deadly lure of the Sirens and the wrath of the sea-god Poseidon. Neil Packer's striking imagination, and his extraordinary use of colour and dramatic silhouettes, capture the terrors of Odysseus's travels as well as the dangers faced by his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus at home. The illustrations are a perfect complement to Gillian Cross's beguiling narrative, which transports the reader effortlessly into Homer's world.

The Odyssey Reviews

A book to be treasured. * Bookseller *

About Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross is an acclaimed author for young people, who won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, and the Whitbread Award and the Smarties Prize for The Great Elephant Chase. Her Demon Headmaster books were turned into a successful television series by the BBC. "Retelling the Odyssey was a fantastic experience," Gillian says, "and one that taught me a lot about storytelling." Gillian and her husband Martin live in Shaftesbury, Dorset. They have four children. www.gillian-cross.co.uk Neil Packer is an exceptional new talent in children's books. Graduating from Colchester School of Art, he worked on advertising campaigns before illustrating One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Name of the Rose and Labyrinths for the Folio Society. His illustrations for the Odyssey took many years - "nearly as long," he says, "as Odysseus' journey!" Neil lives in London NW1 with his son Arvo.

Additional information

GOR005838320
9781406303674
1406303674
The Odyssey by Gillian Cross
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Walker Books Ltd
2012-08-01
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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