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Tales From The Odyssey #1

Tales From The Odyssey #1

Escrito por Mary Pope Osborne

Narrado por James Simmons


Tales From The Odyssey #1

Escrito por Mary Pope Osborne

Narrado por James Simmons

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (14 valoraciones)
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1 hora
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Publicado:
Jan 25, 2005
ISBN:
9780060835125
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Mary Pope Osborne retells thrilling stories from Homer's Odyssey, one of the greatest epics of all time.

Volume One includes:

Book One: The One-Eyed Giant

When Odysseus must leave his home to fight in the Trojan War, he never imagines that he'll be away from his family for so many years. Now, at long last, he is leading his men across the seas. But many dangers await them -- and none is more terrifying than Polyphemus, the one-eyed giant.

Book Two: The Land of the Dead

Odysseus and his men have defeated the one-eyed giant, but its curse plagues them at every turn. Cast out to the open seas by the wind god, Odysseus and his men face giant cannibals and outwit a beautiful witch, who reveals Odysseus's next challenge -- a journey to the mysterious and feared land of the dead.

Performed by James Simmons.

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Publicado:
Jan 25, 2005
ISBN:
9780060835125
Formato:
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  • (5/5)
    Really, really, really, REALLY, REALLY GOOD! :)
  • (4/5)
    This the journey of Oddyseu The tale of Odysseus when he goes form his island of Ithaca to go and get Helen form the Trojans. How Athena tell him that he needs to make a huge wooden horse and get all his mam inside the horse make the Trojans believe that they left it there and when everyone was sleeping to get out of the horse and safe Helen. He does exactly as instructed, his problem is when he is trying to return home and he encounters in one island the one eyed giant. He lets his anger and pride to take over and the greeks goods punish him for years ans years and he is not able to see his family wich is one of the most important things for him
  • (4/5)
    The narrator does a great job telling the story thank you
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic introduction for kids to Homer's Odyssey - my son loved these books.
  • (3/5)
    I do so recommend this to students who are at the Magic Treehouse reading level but want a little more action. I have students who are in middle school reading Magic Treehouse, and I highly recommend this to them as the content is a little more interesting.

    My son was tired of Magic Treehouse books being so tame, and this one described the cyclops tearing limbs off of his friends and eating them whole, once vomiting, drunk, chunks of human flesh, blood, and brains. My son was officially hooked on this series after that, and Magic Treehouse is behind him forever; he couldn't believe he kept reading these books about pirates and ninjas with absolutely no battles!

    The Greeks in these stories of course are completely flawed characters, giving my son fuel for reaction, which is another feature that the Treehouse books don't have; Treehouse characters are the flattest you'll find. He's both disgusted by Odysseus's greed and bad manners as well as impressed by his cunning. I think this 9-year-old boy will be devouring this series.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this novel, I thought the other did a great job of turning the original story of the Odyssey into a book that children can read and understand. The story still contained the context of the original story with some different parts as well. I enjoyed the sense of adventure to get back home. I also thought the author wrote the story very well, they did a great job of transitioning through the events of the story, which was impressive seeing how many transitions there were throughout the novel. Overall this was a easy, pleasurable read.
  • (4/5)
    This story is from a series of chapter books that Mary Pope Osborne based off of the epic tales of Odysseus, and retold for younger children. I liked this book for two reasons. The first reason is the way that the author recreated the traditional mythological story for grades four through six. She uses language that is appropriate and exciting, even though the real story of The Odyssey could be overwhelming for some children. She includes every event and character such as, The Trojan War, saving Helen, and the one eyed giant, but simplifies it to keep the reader's attention and desire to read more. The second reason I liked the book was its educational aspect. After reading the story, I went online to see what parents had to say and they each said that it helped their children enjoy Greek mythology and complete their history lessons. I would definitely recommend this book to history teachers if their students are struggling with retaining Homer's addition of the Odyssey. Overall, the big idea of this book is to retell Homer's stories of the Odyssey in a kid friendly way.
  • (3/5)
    Odysseus faces the challenging task of returning home as the Trojan War comes to an end. Aspects of ancient Greece are worked into Odysseus?s quest to survive. Mary Pope Osborne?s Tales from the Odyssey reveals the gruesome details and anger of the gods in an age appropriate manner; eliminating sexual contact and overly violent details. Gore is still apparent, however just enough to convey the true experiences of Odysseus. This is a great choice in text for intermediate and/or struggling early elementary students. The text is simple, noncomplex, and forward.
  • (4/5)
    Plot: Mary Pope Osborne retells the familiar epic of Odysseus to a younger crowd. The long story is broken up into different books, most likely as an attempt to not overwhelm the target audience. The type is large and easy to read and this volume ends with Odysseus in Calypso?s cave.My reaction: I am probably a little biased since I am a Greek mythology fanatic, but I loved that Osborne brought this fantastic piece of literature to life for the intermediate crowd! A few scattered illustrations might have been nice and the names might lose a child or two, but overall I think this book does a great job of the enormous task of retelling Homer?s work in a way that allows younger students to read and understand it but does not take anything away from the original.Recommended Age Level: 8-12Series Information: There is a second installment to this book, which completes the story.
  • (4/5)
    The Odyssey is retold in a kid-friendly tone. There aren?t any illustrations except for small chapter heading art. 4 stars.