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ISBN13: 9780763642686
ISBN10: 0763642681
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With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.

"Gareth Hinds brings THE ODYSSEY to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic."

—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning—and a little help from Mount Olympus—to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years—though never quite like this.

Synopsis:

"Gareth Hind brings "The Odyssey" to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer's epic."--Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Young adult.

About the Author

Gareth Hinds is the creator of several acclaimed graphic novels based on classics. About THE ODYSSEY, he says, "It was incredibly exciting to work with this material. Gods, monsters, flawed heroes, battles, and all the best and worst of human nature, set against an ancient Mediterranean backdrop. Its a dream project."

Gareth Hinds lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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thegreenangel, February 1, 2011 (view all comments by thegreenangel)
After my son & I watched The Simpson's episode where Homer is Odysseus, Marge is Penelope and Bart, their son Telemachus, we came across this gem at Powell's and decided to further his classics education using similar unconventional materials: Gareth Hind's graphic novel, and adaptation of The Odyssey. We'd done this with much of Shakespeare, reading Hamlet and McBeth together in this way and thought this a solid method for The Odyssey as well. Thing is: Hinds is such an amazing artist that we spent much of our time gazing at the artwork! My son did enjoy and absorb the text, too, but it was the panels which captivated him fully, being in rich color, from awesome perspectives. The Cyclops! Neptune arising from the sea! Odysseus's Great Bow! We always assumed that the tale was from The Classics, but it makes a far better comic book than we ever thought! It IS the stuff of comics, truly. I'd recommend it not only for adults who either want to brush up on their Classics or want to encounter the Tale is a new way; but also for parents who want a great story to read to and with their kids...it's text is ample enough and written well enough to be an enriching bed-time reader, read in chapters or segments, over the course of a month or so...or, why relegate it to just bedtime? It's a good side-by-side read for the daytime,with just the book between adult and child. Having read many graphics, this is amoung The Best, and it as wide appeal. I can't imagine anyone not liking this in some way.
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thegreenangel, February 1, 2011 (view all comments by thegreenangel)
After my son & I watched The Simpson's episode where Homer is Odysseus, Marge is Penelope and Bart, their son Telemachus, we came across this gem at Powell's and decided to further his classics education using similar unconventional materials: Gareth Hind's graphic novel, and adaptation of The Odyssey. We'd done this with much of Shakespeare, reading Hamlet and McBeth together in this way and thought this a solid method for The Odyssey as well. Thing is: Hinds is such an amazing artist that we spent much of our time gazing at the artwork! My son did enjoy and absorb the text, too, but it was the panels which captivated him fully, being in rich color, from awesome perspectives. The Cyclops! Neptune arising from the sea! Odysseus's Great Bow! We always assumed that the tale was from The Classics, but it makes a far better comic book than we ever thought! It IS the stuff of comics, truly. I'd recommend it not only for adults who either want to brush up on their Classics or want to encounter the Tale is a new way; but also for parents who want a great story to read to and with their kids...it's text is ample enough and written well enough to be an enriching bed-time reader, read in chapters or segments, over the course of a month or so...or, why relegate it to just bedtime? It's a good side-by-side read for the daytime,with just the book between adult and child. Having read many graphics, this is amoung The Best, and it as wide appeal. I can't imagine anyone not liking this in some way.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763642686
Author:
Hinds, Gareth
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
graphic novel;mythology;fiction;graphic;homer;ancient greece
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.48 x 7.13 x .87 in 2.14 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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