When Peter Connolly's superb retelling of the stories of Homer first appeared in 1988, the critics raved. Publishers Weekly called it a "robust work...richly gratifying for one and all." The Philadelphia Inquirer said, "I started reading Odysseus and could not stop.... A wonderful book for older children."
Stunningly illustrated, the stories of The Iliad and The Odyssey are interspersed with accurate and fascinating historical information about the world at the time of the Trojan Wars. There are maps, photographs, and detailed reconstructions of places and buildings in the text, such as Old Nestor's palace at Pylos, and of course the city of Troy itself. And Connolly includes a wealth of archaeological evidence of the everyday life of the period: clothing, domestic life, religious rites, shipbuilding and armor-making.
The hardback edition of The Legend of Odysseus is the cornerstone of the entire Rebuilding the Past series. Now this acclaimed book is available in paperback, making its accessible and entertaining history even more appealing.
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Grade 5 Up Remaining faithful to the stories set down by Homer, Connolly takes readers through the life and adventures of Odysseus in straight narrative prose. While the major exploits of such heroes as Achilles are told with relish, they are seen from a viewpoint which holds Odysseus central throughout. The text is accessible to curious ten year olds while remaining interesting enough for older readers. The chapters, illustrated with paintings that Connolly says are based on the most current information available on dress, armor, and weapon styles, are interspersed with inviting factual sections. Here, short informational paragraphs are balanced with maps, photographs, Mycenaean-era sculpture and paintings, palace reconstructions, numerous artifacts, and more. With these as evidence, Connolly attempts to answer questions about the type of helmets the Greek soldiers wore; where Scylla and Charybdis were; and if there really was a Trojan War. This book should prove quite satisfactory to history and mythology buffs. Sally T. Margolis, The Newport Schools, Kensington, Md.
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Vibrant artwork and detailed maps and diagrams help to vivify the compelling story of the classic Greek hero. According to PW , "This robust work is richly gratifying for one and all." Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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