Books The Odyssey by Gillian Cross and Neil Packer Hardcover, 178, Candlewick, List Price: 19.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Odyssey AuthorGillian Cross and Neil Packer Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Homer's age-old epic, The Odyssey, is retold, this time for children, by Carnegie-medalist Gillian Cross and illustrator Neil Packer. Read an excerpt of this book Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR Reviews, Interviews and More Read An Excerpt NPR stories about The Odyssey "For two days and nights, Odysseus was alone in the wild water. The sea was so rough that he couldn't see beyond the nearest wave. Over and over again, he thought he was going to die." Neil Packer/Candlewick Press hide caption toggle caption Neil Packer/Candlewick Press The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Put Down Your E-Reader: This Book Is Better In Print September 28, 2012 It's the era of the e-reader, and book lovers are trying to get used to reading on the screen. But every now and then, a book comes along that just seems to insist on being physical. The publishers of a richly illustrated retelling of Homer's Odyssey say not all books are meant to be e-books Put Down Your E-Reader: This Book Is Better In Print Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/161923952/161934843" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive. Excerpt: The Odyssey Facebook Twitter Google+ Email September 27, 201212:32 PM ET Click here to see the page at its full size. Click here to see the page at its full size. Click here to see the page at its full size. THE ODYSSEY. Retelling copyright © 2012 by Gillian Cross. Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Neil Packer. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA, on behalf of Walker Books, London.