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Kingfisher Epics: The Iliad

By: Homer
Kingfisher / 2004 / Paperback

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Beautiful Helen, queen of Sparta, is kidnapped by Paris, a Trojan prince. Enraged, the Greeks lay siege to Troy for nine long years. Their attempt to invade the city is unsuccessful---until they execute an unlikely plan of attack. Achilles and Ajax, Hector and Priam, and a host of gods and goddesses come alive in this accessible retelling of Homer's beloved epic. Ages 9 to 12. 166 pages, softcover from Kingfisher.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 166
Vendor: Kingfisher
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0753457229
ISBN-13: 9780753457221
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Publisher's Description

Kingfisher Epics are action-packed retellings of classic tales and legends, with all the exhilaration and immediacy of their original versions. Magnificent black-and-white illustrations bring the heroic deeds depicted in these stories dramatically to life. These stories have enthralled readers for centuries, and Kingfisher Epics make them accessible to a new generation of children.

When Helen is kidnapped by Paris, a Trojan prince, the Greek army lays siege to Troy. The Iliad tells of the nine-year war for revenge, thrillingly recounting the fierce battles between both armies' greatest warriors. This dramatic retelling of Homer's epic story retains all the excitement of the original.

Author Bio

Nick McCarty is a playwright and scriptwriter whose credits include The Wolf Road and series for UK television. Nick has written many plays and book adaptations for radio. Victor G. Ambrus illustrated James Herriot's Dog Stories for St. Martin's Press and The Illiad for Kingfisher.

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