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.
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.
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