The Adventures of Odysseus

By Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden
Illustrated by Christina Balit
Published by Barefoot


Price £8.99
Publisher Barefoot

Adapted from an oral retelling of this epic, this version of the travels and trials of Odysseus reads aloud well. Framed by the story of Penelope and her long wait for the return of her husband, we hear the gory tale of one-eyed Cyclops, marvel at Circe’s ability to change men into pigs, and are moved by Odysseus’s reunion with his son. The narrative shifts between the third person and Odysseus’s own voice, giving immediacy to the telling. Christina Balit’s artwork with its distinctive use of colour and shape illuminates the stories.

See also: Gillian Cross: The Odyssey illustrated by Neil Packer. Walker £14.99 9781406345353/paperback entitled Homer's Iliad and Odyssey Walker £7.99 9781406379204

Marcia Williams: The Iliad and the Odyssey Walker £7.99 9781406303483

Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden: Greek Myths. Three Heroic Tales illustrated by Carole Henaff. Barefoot Books £8.99 9781782853497

International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Schools can use this text to support delivery of milestones. View CLPE Collaboration with International Primary Curriculum.