The Odyssey for Boys and Girls

by Alfred J. Church


Description:  Lively retelling of Homer's Odyssey, telling of the wanderings of Ulysses and his adventures with the giant Cyclops and the enchantress Circe as he makes his way home to his beloved Ithaca. There, after slaying the suitors who have been wooing his wife Penelope, he is reunited with his family after twenty long years.


Additional information:

Ages:  8-12
Length:  168 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  ​Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-028-4
Genres:  Literature, Greek Hero Tales

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Table of Contents

1. The Cyclops
2. Of the Home of the Winds and of Circe 
3. Of the Sirens and Other Wonders 
4. Of What Happened in Ithaca 
5. How Telemachus Went To Look for His Father 
6. How Telemachus Saw Nestor 
7. How Telemachus Came to Sparta 
8. Menelaus's Story 
9. How Ulysses Came to the Phaeacians 
10. Nausicaa 
11. Alcinous 
12. Ulysses among the Phaeacians 

13. Ithaca
14. Eumaeus 
15. Ulysses and His Son 
16. Of the Dog Argus and Other Things 
17. Of the Beggar Irus and Other Things 
18. How Ulysses Was Made Known 
19. The Trial of the Bow 
20. The Slaying of the Suitors 
21. At Last 
22. Of Laertes 
23. How There Was Peace between Ulysses and his People

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