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The Odyssey for Boys and Girls

The Odyssey for Boys and Girls 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 afte

  • Title: The Odyssey for Boys and Girls
  • Author: Alfred J. Church
  • ISBN: 9785518852822
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Suitable for ages 8 and up.

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    About "Alfred J. Church"

    1. Alfred J. Church

      Alfred John Church 1829 1912 was an English classical scholar He was born in London and was educated at King s College London, and Lincoln College, Oxford, he took holy orders and was an assistant master at Merchant Taylors School for many years From 1880 until 1888 he was professor of Latin at University College, London While at University College in partnership with William Jackson Brodribb, he translated Tacitus and edited Pliny s Letters Epistulae Church also wrote a number of stories in English re telling of classical tales and legends for young people Stories from Virgil, Stories from Homer, etc He also wrote much Latin and English verse, and in 1908 published his Memories of Men and Books Other works include Stories of the Magicians 1887 , The Count of the Saxon Shore or, The Villa in Vectis with Ruth Putnam 1888 , Heroes of Chivalry and Romance 1898 , Stories of Charlemagne 1902 , The Crown of Pine 1906 and With the King at Oxford 1909.

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    1. Not sure if this is the same book I read, my kindle app calls it The story of the odyssey, but credits the author as homer and church as the translator, this was the only thing that seemed to have a similar # of pages and lists church as the author so I'm pretty sure it's right. Anywho I've read the odyssey before, and am obsessed with Greek mythology so I stumbled upon this brief enjoyable version of the story and decided to give it a go. It was good.


    2. Though simplified for children, this is not dumbed-down. Church, an English classical scholar (1829-1912), leaves in all the main details of Homer's Odyssey and uses beautiful language (comparable to King James English.)Charles Lamb's version (Adventures of Ulysses) is similar, but probably more kid-friendly.


    3. Not too long and some of the aspects of the book are completely removed so you cannot say that you know the tale after reading this book, but the author's choice of the essentials is included and makes you return having enjoyed it.


    4. A great alternative to the original Homer's Odyssey, which might be too much for some. Legendary story with vivid characters. Recommend strongly.



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