Book Description

From Publishers Weekly 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. Read more From School Library Journal 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.Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews