Synopses & Reviews
"Here for today's readers is one of the world's great stories."
"Sequel to the authors Greek Myths, this is written in the same lucid, simple, yet powerful prose." School Library Journal, Starred
"Here for todays readers is one of the worlds great stories." Kirkus Reviews
In this retelling of the Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge crafts heroes and gods into real, multidimensional characters, not just the figures of legend. Vibrant storytelling and finely wrought action have made her version of the classic tale of the Fall of Troy accessible to generations of young readers.
About the Author
Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon on children's literature through her mythological retellings demonstrating careful research and the adriot capacity to bring the past to life.