The Voyager's Return
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This version of Homer's Odyssey is carefully constructed in 21 episodes and meant to be read aloud to children of all ages. Much thought has gone into aiding the storyteller with dialogue printed in italics, pronunciation guides and plenty of suspense artfully built in. The language is very approachable and written with a listener in mind and so doesn't lose the sense of an oral version of the epic adventures of Odysseus's eventful return to Ithaca after the Trojan wars. Knights of the Grail by Linda Proud (1 900197 02 2) and The Monkey's Tale by Peter Bonnici (1 900197 00 6) are available in the same series. All three are well illustrated in black and white, as a further temptation to solo readers. Alex, a Year 8 myth enthusiast, tried reading them aloud to his young sister and reports that both enjoyed all three titles immensely.