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An instant classic for schools and libraries!

The Trojan War is ancient history. Yet, as Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reveals, the story of the ILIAD is as current as this morning's newspaper.

The legend of the Trojan War, with its twists of tragedy and powerful portraits of human nature, has transfixed listeners and readers for thousands of years. Now Paul Fleischman retells Homer's epic poem the ILIAD--ingeniously juxtaposing each episode with newspaper clippings of modern events from the First World War through to the Gulf War--to reveal astonishing parallels between the ancient world and our own. In proud Achilles, crafty Odysseus, and lovestruck Paris, we recognize our own leaders, enemies, and next-door neighbors. In their misbegotten battles we perceive the waste of modern warfare. Enthralling storytelling as well as a penetrating look at the unending nature of war, DATELINE: TROY will leave readers with the enduring sense that history is now.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of "Bull Run" retells Homer's epic poem the "Illiad"--ingeniously juxtaposing each episode with newspaper clippings of modern events from the First World War through the Gulf War--to reveal astonishing parallels between the ancient and modern worlds.

Synopsis:

"Perhaps the ultimate model for making history relevant. . . . A superb and often inspiring work." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

"Newbery Medal winner Fleischman goes right to today's headlines and shows that the ancient world and our own are not so very different

at all. He retells Homer's tale of the Trojan War, THE ILLIAD, in a brisk narrative that will capture kids' attention." — BOOKLIST (boxed review)

"This exquisitely designed and provocative book should spark debate, insight, and an appreciation of historical connections." — PARENTING

About the Author

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES and a Newbery Honor for GRAVEN IMAGES. He is also the author of the play ZAP and the award-winning picture books SIDEWALK CIRCUS, THE ANIMAL HEDGE, and WESLANDIA. He lives in Aromas, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763630843
Author:
Fleischman
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Frankfeldt, Gwen
Illustrator:
Morrow, Glenn
Author:
Fleischman, Paul
Author:
Morrow, Glenn
Author:
Frankfeldt, Gwen
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Subject:
Social Science - Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
trojan war;non-fiction;mythology;greece
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-COLOR
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.98x6.36x.28 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
12-15

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Product details 80 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763630843 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The award-winning author of "Bull Run" retells Homer's epic poem the "Illiad"--ingeniously juxtaposing each episode with newspaper clippings of modern events from the First World War through the Gulf War--to reveal astonishing parallels between the ancient and modern worlds.

"Synopsis" by , "Perhaps the ultimate model for making history relevant. . . . A superb and often inspiring work." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

"Newbery Medal winner Fleischman goes right to today's headlines and shows that the ancient world and our own are not so very different

at all. He retells Homer's tale of the Trojan War, THE ILLIAD, in a brisk narrative that will capture kids' attention." — BOOKLIST (boxed review)

"This exquisitely designed and provocative book should spark debate, insight, and an appreciation of historical connections." — PARENTING

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