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The Odyssey
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  • Published: 4 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141334134
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

The Odyssey


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THE ODYSSEY retold by Geraldine McCaughrean is the epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece...



After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son.

Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.

Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 160 other books, including A Little Lower Than Angels, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award in 1987, A Pack of Lies, which won the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal in 1989 and Gold Dust, which won the Beefeater Children's Novel Award in 1994. She has written retellings of notoriously tricky classics including El Cid, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Moby Dick and The Pilgrim's Progress.

In 2004, she won a competition to write the sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan. And in 2006, Peter Pan in Scarlet was published to great acclaim.



The Puffin Classics relaunch includes:
A Little Princess

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass

Anne of Green Gables

Black Beauty

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Heidi

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Little Women

Peter Pan

Tales of the Greek Heroes

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of King Arthur

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Call of the Wild

The Jungle Book

The Odyssey

The Secret Garden

The Wind in the Willows

The Wizard of Oz

Treasure Island





%%%The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece...



After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son.

Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.
%%%The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece...
After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son.
Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.

  • Pub date: 4 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141334134
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

GERALDINE McCAUGHREAN is a highly acclaimed writer of children's books, whose talents have been recognised with the award of the most prestigious prizes in children's books - the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award and others. She lives in Berkshire.

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