The Odyssey

By Gareth Hinds; Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763642662, 256pp.)

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“Gareth Hinds has created yet another well-paced and thoughtful graphic adaptation of a classic. The presentation portrays all the gravity and emotional depth of its characters' struggles in language that is respectful of Homer's original, but with a clarity that both kids and adults will find accessible. Hinds' fluid illustrations have an earthy quality that brings humanity to every page.”
-- Jane Knight, Bear Pond Books of Montpelier, Montpelier, VT


Description

With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.

"Gareth Hinds brings THE ODYSSEY to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic."
—Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning—and a little help from Mount Olympus—to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years—though never quite like this.




About the Author
Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife

Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife
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