The Adventures of Odysseus and Tales of Troy
by Padraic Colum
Publisher: Norwood Press 1927
Number of pages: 156
Rewriting of Homer for Children. Padraic Colum's retelling of Homer's classic epics for children is still considered by many to be the finest introduction younger readers will have to Homer. Combining the broad stories of both the Iliad and the Odyssey, Colum creates an intricately woven, fast paced tale that will enthrall children and adults alike.
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