The Iliad and the Odyssey by Marcia Williams

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Homer's three-thousand-year-old epic poems are retold for a young audience, chronicling the story of the Trojan War and the exploits and adventures of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back from the war, presented in full-color, comic-strip style illustrations.
 

About Marcia Williams

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Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE; GREEK MYTHS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN; THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY; and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book, she says, "Working on the Old Testament has been a joy. The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them. Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar." She lives in London.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Walker Books. 33 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War. Non-fiction

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In her signature comic-strip style, Williams (The Adventures of Robin Hood; Don Quixote) gives Homer's epic chronicles of warring gods, mortals and monsters a rollicking new incarnation. Considering t

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Using comic-strip format and leavening myth with colloquial humor, Williams gives Homer's epic chronicles of warring gods, mortals and monsters a rollicking new incarnation, said PW. Ages 5-up. (A

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