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Candlewick Press (MA)

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer's epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it's never been told before.

Gareth Hinds brings The Odyssey to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer's epic.--Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning--and a little help from Mount Olympus--to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years--though never quite like this.

Author: Gareth Hinds
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 10/12/2010
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.12lbs
Size: 10.28h x 6.76w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9780763642686
Age Range: 12-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.1
Point Value: 3
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 139490 / Odyssey

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 09/15/2010 pg. 56
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2010 pg. 115
School Library Journal 11/01/2010 pg. 145
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2011 - Book Of Special Distinction
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 179

About the Author
Gareth Hinds is the creator of several acclaimed graphic novels based on classic works. About The Odyssey, he says, It was incredibly exciting to work with this material--gods, monsters, flawed heroes, intense battles, and all the best and worst of human nature, set against an ancient Mediterranean backdrop? It's really a dream project. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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