Writing is like cooking, if you spill something, you should make it look like part of the act.
–John Keeble–

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Wanderings of Odysseus

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Title: Wandering of Odysseus
Publishing information: Random House, 1995, Ages 9-12
Number of Pages: 131
Genre: Traditional Literature
Summary of Plot: After the Trojian War, Odysseus is heading home, but Poseidon has it out for Odysseus and doesn’t want him to make it home. Odysseus gets lost and runs many strange islands. He runs into a Cyclops, Circe the land of the dead. When he finally returns home, he finds his home full of suitors. He wins an archery contest and then he chases the other men out of the city.

Your Reaction to the book: the book was boring and dummied down.

Potential Problems: There are a lot of gaps in this story; it loses its beauty in the retelling.

Recommendations: Kids that love traditional stories, or interested in Greek stories.

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