The Odyssey

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The Odyssey
Written by Gareth Hinds
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763642681
ISBN-13: 9780763642686
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The Odyssey

author/illustrator: Gareth Hinds

"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 Homerís 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.

In paperback! With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homerís epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as itís never been told before. (Age 12 and up)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$14.99 / $19.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763642681 /  9780763642686
on sale date:
10/2010
type/format:
Graphic Novel / Paperback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
256 / 6 11/16" x 10 7/16"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Classics; Ancient; Comics & Graphic Novels; Classics; Science Fiction & Fantasy; Legends, Myths, Fables;
author’s comments:
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 materialógods, monsters, flawed heroes, intense battles, and all the best and worst of human nature, set against an ancient Mediterranean backdrop? Itís really a dream project." He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
 
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