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Black Ships Before Troy
by Rosemary Sutcliff Alan Lee

RRP €8.30

Black Ships Before Troy
by Author Name Rosemary Sutcliff, Alan Lee

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List Price:8.30
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 8mm, 144pp
Publication date: 14 Nov 2008
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
ISBN-13: 9781845078270

Description

Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, now in an exciting new format. Here is Homer's epic poem The Iliad, brought to life by Rosemary Sutcliff with all the skill of a master storyteller. Alan Lee's dramatic cover image hauntingly recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek classics - a book that should become part of every childhood.

Reviews

Rosemary Sutcliff had the ability to make daunting historical fiction accessible to a young readership. In this retelling of Homer's Iliad, she retains all the excitement of the original ancient Greek story, with its colourful cast of Gods and heroes. The Iliad is not an easy book, with violent battle scenes and psychological drama, but there is enough magic and charm in the story to keep even the most faint-hearted reader enthralled. Sutcliff's version is an excellent introduction to the book and anyone who enjoys this would be well advised to pick up a copy of the same author's wonderful interpretation of Homer's Odyssey, The Wanderings of Odysseus, also published by Frances Lincoln. Carousel

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  • Illustrations: col. Illustrations