Odysseus And The Cyclops by Warwick Hutton

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Returning home from the Trojan war, Odysseus and his men are trapped in a cave by the one-eyed, man-eating Cyclops called Polyphemus, and Odysseus must concoct a brilliant plan in order to escape.

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SUSAN COOPER is best known for her acclaimed sequence of fantasy novels known as The Dark Is Rising which includes OVER SEA, UNDER STONE; THE DARK IS RISING (1974 Newbery Honor book); GREENWITCH; THE GREY KING (1976 Newbery Award book); and SILVER ON THE TREE. Her novels for young readers also include SEAWARD and DAWN OF FEAR. She has written three books for younger children as well: THE SILVER COW, THE SELKIE GIRL, and TAM LIN, all illustrated by Warwick Hutton. In collaboration with actor Hume Cronyn, she wrote the Broadway play "Foxfire and -- for Jane Fonda -- the television film "The Dollmaker, for which they received the Humanitas Prize in 1985. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Susan Cooper moved to the United States in 1963 and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published September 1, 1995 by Margaret K. McElderry. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Few can resist the tale of the terrifying giant who eats human flesh, tricked out of many future meals by the man he calls ``Nobody.'' Hutton (Persephone, 1994, etc.) retains touches of antiquity while keeping the writing accessible;

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Wily Odysseus realizes that he can't simply kill the Cyclops lest he and his crew remain trapped forever in the cave, so he devises a daring plan, gouging the Cyclops's eye and having his men escape from the monster's clutches by clinging to the bellies of his sheep when he leads them outside.

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