The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy



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 IntendedThe Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

Padraic Colum was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer and collector of folklore He was one of the leading figures of the Celtic RevivalSource

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
  • Padraic Colum
  • English
  • 04 August 2019
  • 0689868839

10 thoughts on “The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

  1. says:

    This is the perfect ORAL reading for young children The language is beautiful and very similar to the word pictures Homer displayed for his audience I recommend that adults that missed out on The Iliad and The Odyssey as students begin their TRUE education by reading this version The list of characters is HUGE so this easy to read version puts everyone is place on the stage of Ancient Greece If you have never read Greek Mythology have your smartphone off for Googling because even though the This is the perfect ORAL reading for young children The language is beautiful and very similar to the word pictures Homer displayed for his audience I recommend that adults that missed out on The Iliad and The Odyssey as students begin their TRUE education by reading this version The list of characters is HUGE so this easy to read version puts everyone is place on the stage of Ancient Greece If you have never read Greek Mythology have your smartphone off for Googling because even though the books is for children there is nothing light weight about this volume While picture books help children stay focused on the story, this book with clean black and white drawings forces the child to create images of his own We all know we remember what we create longer and clearer than what we merely see My sons loved this book as children and reread as young adults I am reading it again right now for only the 20th time It doesn t get better than this

  2. says:

    I read this child s revision of The Iliad and The Odyssey to my three children ages 7 10 We all liked this introduction to Greek literature.I was encouraged to purchase lectures on both stories from The Teaching Company The lectures have opened my mind to help prepare me for when I do read the full English translation of both stories.You are introduced to all these names you might have heard growing up Like Achilles, Paris, Hector, the Greek gods,Helen, Agamemnon,and on and on.This is a good I read this child s revision of The Iliad and The Odyssey to my three children ages 7 10 We all liked this introduction to Greek literature.I was encouraged to purchase lectures on both stories from The Teaching Company The lectures have opened my mind to help prepare me for when I do read the full English translation of both stories.You are introduced to all these names you might have heard growing up Like Achilles, Paris, Hector, the Greek gods,Helen, Agamemnon,and on and on.This is a good way to start with great classics

  3. says:

    Really good book I read this to my kids, ages 5, 9, and 10 We all really enjoyed reading this as we were studying ancient times We avoided the confusion that other reviewers have mentioned by making a little chart to put on the wall Whenever we came across someone like Paris in the story, we could refer to the chart to remind us of who that was I never read nor in all honesty do I intend to read the unabridged versions of Homer s tales This book was all the story with a little less labor Really good book I read this to my kids, ages 5, 9, and 10 We all really enjoyed reading this as we were studying ancient times We avoided the confusion that other reviewers have mentioned by making a little chart to put on the wall Whenever we came across someone like Paris in the story, we could refer to the chart to remind us of who that was I never read nor in all honesty do I intend to read the unabridged versions of Homer s tales This book was all the story with a little less labor in the reading Whatcan a busy mom ask for

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed reading Padraic Colum s The Children s Homer, a retelling originally published in 1918 of the Iliad and the Odyssey You should know from the start that it is a prose retelling The story opens by introducing readers to Telemachus, the now grown son of Odysseus When Telemachus was just a baby just a month old his father went off to war, to fight in the Trojan War The war took ten long, agonizing years But it s been over for just as many ten long years Telemachus and his I really enjoyed reading Padraic Colum s The Children s Homer, a retelling originally published in 1918 of the Iliad and the Odyssey You should know from the start that it is a prose retelling The story opens by introducing readers to Telemachus, the now grown son of Odysseus When Telemachus was just a baby just a month old his father went off to war, to fight in the Trojan War The war took ten long, agonizing years But it s been over for just as many ten long years Telemachus and his mother, Penelope, need to know Is Odysseus dead or alive If he s alive, where is he Why hasn t he come home yet They are not the only one curious Plenty of men want to know too But They re hoping that Odysseus is dead and not alive Why They want a chance at Penelope They ve come to woo her That and to eat and drink a lot at the estate s expense Telemachus wants it to stop It angers him to see so many men about the place anxiously trying to become Penelope s new husband So what can he do about it For one, he can set out on a quest of his own to see if he can find traces of his father s story Because Telemachus has at least one or two gods or goddesses on his side, he is somewhat mostly successful He hears ALL about the Trojan war Not just about his father, but, about many men many soldiers Including Achilles and Hector and Paris He also learns that his father survived the war and is trying to come back home.The second half of the book is about Odysseus journey back home and how he handled or resolved the situation with all those men chasing after his wife It is mainly if not exclusively from Odysseus point of view Readers see a couple of happy reunions along the way Plenty of action and adventure happens in both sections as the war and its aftermath is recounted It is an interesting read Parts of it felt very familiar to me Overall, it was just a pleasant, enjoyable read

  5. says:

    What a FANTASTIC version of Homer s Iliad and Odyssey I recommend this even to adults who don t want to put the time into the full versions of both classics It gives you a great summary that moves a little quicker, obviously My kids, well one of them 6 actually loved every minute of it The other kid 5 tolerated it well and actually followed the events better than I anticipated She liked hearing the specific tales Horse, Cyclops, the bloody battle rather than sticking around for What a FANTASTIC version of Homer s Iliad and Odyssey I recommend this even to adults who don t want to put the time into the full versions of both classics It gives you a great summary that moves a little quicker, obviously My kids, well one of them 6 actually loved every minute of it The other kid 5 tolerated it well and actually followed the events better than I anticipated She liked hearing the specific tales Horse, Cyclops, the bloody battle rather than sticking around for it all She s five I ll let it slide My 3 year old boy just liked any part where there was death and deception Basically I finished the full version of the Odyssey last spring I felt like this was pretty AWESOME as a children s version

  6. says:

    I downloaded the a free audio version and listened to it with my children at bedtime I had never read the original Homer but I knew of the tale It was nice to hear the adventures and tales in accessible language.

  7. says:

    Homer adapted for young readers by noted Irish poet perfect for reading aloud.

  8. says:

    Rereading this paraphrase before teaching Homer for the first time.Kindle edition lacks illustrations.

  9. says:

    Still playing at the South Berwick Library adult summer reading challenge complete the bingo card well, that is my challenge really the challenge is just to complete one bingo column one of the harder ones for me is to listen to an audio book I don t commute really, so this is never a habit I had, and I find myself really struggling to sit still or be still long enough to get engaged in listening to a read But I have been working on a knitted elephant for a baby party soon, and Still playing at the South Berwick Library adult summer reading challenge complete the bingo card well, that is my challenge really the challenge is just to complete one bingo column one of the harder ones for me is to listen to an audio book I don t commute really, so this is never a habit I had, and I find myself really struggling to sit still or be still long enough to get engaged in listening to a read But I have been working on a knitted elephant for a baby party soon, and that gave me something to focus on that required my sitting for periods of time, allowing me to listen to this marvelous reading of The Children s Homer, a 4 hour performance which combines elements of both the Iliad and the Odyssey, but told in charming language which befits the old tales It didn t take long to get the major characters straight in my mind, and Robert Whitfield, who does the reading, is so talented and so easy to listen to and become enthralled So I think I made a really cool choice and feel quite pleased at having listened to these four discs I am reading several other real books too, but I felt compelled to keep at this so as to not lose the thread of the stories after all, it s hard to go back and remind yourself what the previous pages were all about when you can t flip actual pages I am not going to become an avid audiobook reader, for sure I prefer to listen to music

  10. says:

    This was an amazing edition The one thing that might irritate some people is that its a childrens book But its a childrens book from like 1918, so nothan LoTR is a childrens book Anyway I m pretty sure all that means in this context is that the pacing is faster than in the original, some of the blood guts weird ancient times sex is taken out Pacing in ancient epics is always snail like so this might not be a negative depending on whos reading.The ancient greek esque illustrations This was an amazing edition The one thing that might irritate some people is that its a childrens book But its a childrens book from like 1918, so nothan LoTR is a childrens book Anyway I m pretty sure all that means in this context is that the pacing is faster than in the original, some of the blood guts weird ancient times sex is taken out Pacing in ancient epics is always snail like so this might not be a negative depending on whos reading.The ancient greek esque illustrations were really great and added a lot of depth to the book They are highly detailed but still make excellent use of negative space

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