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The Odyssey

by Gillian Cross and Neil Packer

Hardcover, 178, Candlewick, List Price: 19.99 |


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Homer's age-old epic, The Odyssey, is retold, this time for children, by Carnegie-medalist Gillian Cross and illustrator Neil Packer.

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"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

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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.