McCaughrean, Geraldine (Retold by)

One of the greatest legends in the world is brought to life in ODYSSEUS, the first book of the four-volume HEROES series. Author Geraldine McCaughreans taught prose brings a modern, thriller-like immediacy to the ancient story, while still retaining the characters, details and even some of the rhythms of the epic poem. Odysseus and his loyal troops narrowly escape being eaten by the Cyclops, shipwrecked by Scylla and Charybdis, and turned into pigs by the beautiful Circe. The company must travel to Hell (or Hades) and back, dodge the constant pursuit of the vengeful Poseidon, and row across oceans in order to get back home where Odysseus wife, Penelope fends off a gaggle of greedy suitors bent on taking Odysseus throne. Filled with excitement and romance, ODYSSEUS makes a perfect sequel for any young readers interested in learning more about the Greek heroes portrayed in the summer 2004 blockbuster, TROY.


Retells the story of Odysseus, the Greek hero who set sail for home at the end of the Trojan War, beginning with his arrival at the land of the lotus eaters.

Target audience: 
Weber Reads
Call Number: 
YP 398.2 M1235o 2004

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