The Roman British Trilogy Series
More by Rosemary Sutcliff
This re-telling of Homer's Odyssey retains all the glory, adventure, and honor of Odysseus' journey. The return trip from sacked Troy to Ithaca is fraught with all the perils of ancient Greece-from the flesh-eating Cyclops to the Land of the Dead-is all recounted in this perfect introduction to the Classics! 134 pages, softcover with pronunciation guide.
This re-telling of Homer's Iliad retains all the splendor of Ancient Troy. Legendary Helen, courageous Achilles, Ajax, Odysseus and Hector are all present in their original grandeur as they fight for Helen's--and Greece's--honor. 149 pages, softcover with pronunciation guide.
Drem is a young boy during the Bronze Age in Britain who must kill a wolf single-handedly in order to be accepted as a man amongst his people. He must overcome his disability, a useless and withered arm, or else he will find himself exiled to the Half People, never to see his family or tribe again.
An ALA Notable Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book.
When a Roman trading ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, the only survivor is a small baby boy. Taken in by the local tribe and renamed Beric, he lives and grows up an outcast among the tribe---never fully fitting in due to his Roman birth. Once grown, he is sent out on his own to find his own path in the treacherous world.
The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff is another riveting historical adventure that takes place in Britain during the eighth century. Loosely based on actual events, the storyline revolves around Prosper, the second son of Gerontius, whose life is peaceful until the day that Prince Gorthyn arrives with his hunting party. When Prosper makes a daring move during the hunt, it grabs the Prince's attention and he promises to make Prosper his shield-bearer when he comes of age.
Two years later, 300 princes are summoned to the king's fortress where they will prepare to fight the Saxon forces. Prosper with Conn his bondservant, leave to join Prince Gorthyn in training for battle. When the army must battle the Saxon's, Prosper faces one of the greatest challenges of his life.