The Children's Homer - by Padraic Colum
Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclopes. Using narrative threads from the Iliad and the Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended. This book has for generations answered the need for a readable and fascinating introduction to Homer. So well written it can be used by middle to upper grades or read-aloud to younger students.