Saturday, March 12, 2016

Homer. The Iliad.

Homer.  The Iliad.  Candlewick Press  2015  151p  $19.99  ISBN 978-0-7636-7832-6  ms/hs  Classics  E-BN    

This edition of The Iliad takes a classic, sometimes complicated story, and makes it extremely accessible to young readers.  The pictures accompanying the text are incredibly well done and complement the story wonderfully.  The author is able to capture the personalities of the war’s main characters with well-crafted dialogue and to depict all the principal events to accurately tell the tale.  The violence is toned down as much as is possible for a war story, as are the references to sex and women. Recommended for middle- and high-school libraries and classrooms. 

Summary: A retelling of Homer’s epic classic The Iliad, about the final days of The Trojan War.

Trojan War-Fiction, Ancient Civilizations-Fiction     --Stephanie Pennucci

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