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The Iliad and the Odyssey PDF, ePub eBook Homer's epics become tales of adventure and marvel for the youngest readers in these remarkable retellings. Illustrated in Williams' well-loved comic-strip style, thess renditions feature snappy texts and riotously detailed panel artwork that is both faithful to the originals and delightfully modern in humor and appeal.

30 review for The Iliad and the Odyssey

  1. 5 out of 5

    Josh

    The Iliad and the Odyssey, by Marcia Williams, is the retelling of the two most famous epics, by the same names. The Iliad starts with the marriage of king Peleus and the goddess Thetis, which later have a child by the name Achilles. In Troy, king Priam and Queen Hecuba also have a child, by the name of Paris. Paris grows up and eventually steals Helen, the wife of king Menelaus. This then sparks the Trojan War which sends various leader, including Odysseus, to defend the honor of Menelaus marri The Iliad and the Odyssey, by Marcia Williams, is the retelling of the two most famous epics, by the same names. The Iliad starts with the marriage of king Peleus and the goddess Thetis, which later have a child by the name Achilles. In Troy, king Priam and Queen Hecuba also have a child, by the name of Paris. Paris grows up and eventually steals Helen, the wife of king Menelaus. This then sparks the Trojan War which sends various leader, including Odysseus, to defend the honor of Menelaus marriage. After the events of the war, The Odyssey takes place and focuses on Odysseus’s journey back home to his wife and son. On his way back home, he encounter different foes that halt him, and his crew, and send them astray. These setbacks, however, are not enough to stop Odysseus from reaching the people he loves. The book does really well in reducing all the information from the original epics into children’s sized version. However, the way this book is written can make it tricky for some readers to follow, especially younger readers. On one page, someone can be getting married and quickly after, some goddesses can be fighting out of nowhere. Though this does happen often, the illustrations does a very good job at describing what’s happening. The book is written in a comic-esque style. The characters in the illustrations have dialogue but underneath every panel, there’s about 1-2 sentences of text. There’s an enhancing interaction between the text and the illustrations but in the opposite direction- the text enhances the illustrations. Because the illustrations have dialogue, the reader has a small idea of what’s happening, but no enough to know what the story is about. This is where the role of the main text comes in; it explains what the illustrations are representing and Because the odyssey is such a long story, this version is separated into sections, each with its own title. The title is found on the top in each page and is linked to what will happen in that section; if the reader has a hard time understanding what’s happening, the title will always hint towards the main focus/goal in that section. Overall, the tone the book is comical. All of the illustration are done in watercolor, in a very cartoony style; all the characters have wonky looking noses, lips and hair, which are bound to make anyone laugh and question the sanity of the illustrator. Because this is a comic styled story, the gutters allows passage of time/change of scenes very quickly and relies on the reader to understand that. Most of the transitions between the panels are action-to-action and scene-to-scene; there’s a lot to cover so the book focuses on the main event and action sequences that occurred in the original epics. All of the text and illustrations have a large border around them. Depending on what’s happening, the border changes. If the section is depicting a Cyclopes eating troops, the border will have skulls. If the section is about love, the border will have small hearts and flowers all around. These small details make the whole book more interesting to look at.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dean

    The book was quite a good one. What I liked about it was that the writer made the story very concise and easy to understand. She achieved this by using short and long sentences together and by not having big leaps in place or time all the time. Also her vocabulary and sentence structure also made the story very concise.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Griffith

    I had read both of these when I was younger, and I never understood the stories to their full potential. My favorite of the two is the Odyssey. I think it's a story of self worth and if children can read it at a young age then they can start recognizing the importance of it. I also think by outlining the key components of the tragic hero, it allows for deeper analysis on the characters individually and as a collective unit.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The great book uses illustrations to tell the ephic story from Aincien Mythology. Some of the images are beautiful, however some other are very confusing and difficult to understand. In addition, each illustration has small comments that sometimes don't make sense. Even though, the story is very interesting.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Andrews

    My highschool let us read this book as part of our requirements in our English class, previously I dont have any liking of this book but when I go over it again when I find it in one of the stock boxes in the attic I now appreciate it more on how Homer's Iliad has been written. I can say this is an epic tale that we grew about and knowledge of this story shoudl not be missed at all.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sharni Benson

    This was very Aussified and the drawings were somewhat dodgy. It seemed to show that clothing was optional in that time but then it makes note of it later showing with Odysseus not wanting women to see him naked but I'll have to look into that. It's a very VERY brief overview. I'll have to read the actual books though they seem pretty stupid stories.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sadig

    unfortunately I have read the book in my childhood and probably missed the things that Homer actually tried to convey, besides the mythical Gods. Nonetheless pretty binding book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Cartoony.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Skye De Groot

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bruna Pontes

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dorthe

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pauline

  13. 5 out of 5

    Titus

  14. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Altman

  15. 5 out of 5

    Felipe De Almeida

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gabriel Munhóz

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vanir Freyja

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Grube

  19. 5 out of 5

    Catalina

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ramona Meisel

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gilbert Weant

  22. 5 out of 5

    Deboleena

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tim Brown

  24. 4 out of 5

    Josh John

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chris C

  26. 4 out of 5

    john bankston

  27. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  28. 5 out of 5

    Benny Miles

  29. 5 out of 5

    Richard Anderson

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lori

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