The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Neil Packer, Gillian Cross
A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike.Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelope, fights a different kind of battle as her palace is invaded by forceful, greedy men who tell her that Odysseus is dead and she must choose a new husband. Will Odysseus reach her in time? Homer’s epic, age-old story is powerfully told by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and stunningly illustrated by rising talent Neil Packer.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Educational

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Odysseus’ journey to his home is a journey of sadness and adventure. Odysseus and his men fought in the Trojan War for ten years and start to make their way home. He encounters many hardships like the Cyclops and the enchantress Circe. He has to make a death defying journey into the underworld to try to escape Poseidon’s curse. Will Odysseus make the journey home safely, or will he forever wander around sailing on the seas? You have to read this epic tale to find out!

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