Publication Date: August 8, 2006
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"Perhaps the ultimate model for making history relevant. . . . A superb and often inspiring work." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
"Newbery Medal winner Fleischman goes right to today's headlines and shows that the ancient world and our own are not so very different
at all. He retells Homer's tale of the Trojan War, THE ILLIAD, in a brisk narrative that will capture kids' attention." — BOOKLIST (boxed review)
"This exquisitely designed and provocative book should spark debate, insight, and an appreciation of historical connections." — PARENTING
Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES and a Newbery Honor for GRAVEN IMAGES. He is also the author of the play ZAP and the award-winning picture books SIDEWALK CIRCUS, THE ANIMAL HEDGE, and WESLANDIA. He lives in Aromas, California.