The Odyssey

Buy from Penguin Random House:

The Odyssey
Written by Gillian Cross
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763647919
Our Price: $19.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:

Find a local retailer:


How to buy

view an inside spread


more titles by Gillian Cross

more titles by Neil Packer

Gillian Cross’s bio

Neil Packer’s bio

view other editions

The Odyssey

author: Gillian Cross
illustrator: Neil Packer

Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelope, fights a different kind of battle as her palace is invaded by forceful, greedy men who tell her that Odysseus is dead and she must choose a new husband. Will Odysseus reach her in time? Homerís epic, age-old story is powerfully told by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and stunningly illustrated by rising talent Neil Packer.

A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style ó perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$19.99 / $26.99
0763647918 /  9780763647919
on sale date:
Illustrated Classics / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
178 / 8 7/8" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
General; Legends, Myths, Fables; Animals;
author’s comments:
Gillian Cross is the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Wolf. She lives in England.
illustrator’s comments:
Neil Packer is the illustrator of several classic books, including One Hundred Years of Solitude. His illustrations for The Odyssey took many years ó "Nearly as long as Odysseusís journey!" he says. He lives in London.
browse by:

view options