The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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Description

The ultimate adventure retold for children!

Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there?

From the gory tale of the Cyclops to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, Homer's classic, The Odyssey, is filled with stories of bravery, cleverness and heroism. This picture-book retelling of Odysseus's epic journey is the perfect introduction to this essential story.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 221 x 270 x 5mm | 229g
  • PUFFIN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241298792
  • 9780241298794
  • 718,971

Review Text

There are brightly collaged monsters aplenty in Jan Pienkowski and David Walser's condensed, powerful retelling of The Odyssey. Featuring a cocky Odysseus, colossal cut-paper gods and strong episodic storytelling, with each new adventure headed by a teasing couplet, it is bold and intensely satisfying for children and adults alike. The Guardian
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There are brightly collaged monsters aplenty in Jan Pienkowski and David Walser's condensed, powerful retelling of The Odyssey. Featuring a cocky Odysseus, colossal cut-paper gods and strong episodic storytelling, with each new adventure headed by a teasing couplet, it is bold and intensely satisfying for children and adults alike. * The Guardian *
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About David Walser

David Walser was born in 1937 in Singapore, where his father was serving in the R.A.F. Trapped in Indo-China by the outbreak of World War II, David Walser and his mother made a perilous escape back to England. He is a writer, translator, artist, and musician, and lives in London.
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