The Children's Homer

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781534450370

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 3

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From master storyteller Padriac Colum, winner of a Newbery Honor for The Golden Fleece, comes a collection of fifteen timeless stories inspired by classic Greek literature. Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclôpes. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.
The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1376835703

Category: History

Page: 284

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The Children's Homer

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1295834669


Page: 256

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The Children's Homer: (illustrated by Willy Pogany)

Author: Padraic Colum


ISBN: 1420960849

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Born and raised in a Longford, Ireland workhouse, Padraic Colum left home at seventeen to become a clerk in the Irish Railway Clearing House in Dublin. This venture was short-lived, however, and with the success of a few poems and a play, "The Saxon Shillin'," in 1904 he went on to pursue a career in writing. His success as a dramatist, poet, novelist, essayist, biographer, children's writer, and editor, as well as his participation in the founding of the Abbey Theatre, made Colum a central figure in the Irish literary renaissance. Colum wrote "The Children's Homer" or "The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy" in 1918 as a retelling of Homer's epic poems, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," intended for younger readers. It recounts the perilous adventures of Odysseus on his journey back from the war in Troy, including his encounter with the horrible Cyclops, the duplicitous Sirens, and the evil Circe. One of Colum's many successful children's novels, these stories will be enjoyed as much today as they were when they first appeared. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is wonderfully illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature

Author: Anne Lundin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the production of children's literature. The volume includes a comprehensive list of canonical titles for reference.
Stories of Magic and Adventure (Boxed Set)

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 1534451153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 0

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Five books. Five worlds. One masterful storyteller. From Newbery Honoree Padraic Colum comes five captivating retellings of classic mythologies—now available together in a collectible boxed set! Readers of Percy Jackson will love the tales from around the world where genies grant wishes, heroes undertake epic quests, and gods and goddesses wage wars alongside mortals. The Children’s Homer goes back to ancient Greece, where Achilles fights the Trojan prince Paris, and where Odysseus must survive sea monsters, a beautiful enchantress, and a raging cyclops to return home. In The Golden Fleece, Jason and the Argonauts undertake a quest to reclaim the throne in a world where Prometheus steals fire from the gods and Zeus wages war against the Titans. The Children of Odin explores Norse mythology, where dragons and giants roam the realms, Thor defends Asgard with his hammer, and trickster and shapeshifter Loki makes mischief. In The Arabian Nights, King Shahryar threatens to execute his wife Shahrazad in the morning when she has finished telling him a story. But the clever storyteller saves her life again and again by never finishing her tale before the end of the night, captivating the king with the adventures of Sinbad, Ali Baba, and Aladdin. In the Celtic tales of The Island of the Mighty, knights and heroes face menacing sorcerers in the land of King Arthur’s court.
Children's Literature Collections

Author: Keith O'Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137597571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices.
The Children's Homer

Author: Padraic Colum


ISBN: 1481901885

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 170

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The Children's Homer is a great book for older elementary children if they like adventure and are interested in learning about Greek society. It is an excellent book about the great Greek hero Odysseus and his son, Telemachus. When Telemachus is a baby his father, Odysseus, is called to go to war. When Telemachus grows older, the goddess Athene tells him to go seek his father. Telemachus obeys and the great adventure begins. A favorite character in the book would be Odysseus, because he was brave and wise. He would listen to advice given to him and was polite and thankful. Odysseus is an example of many good character traits still needed today.
Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

Author: Brian Kinsey

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780761499800

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Represents a wide range of deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons, from Zeus and Jupiter to Eos and Quirinus. Includes discussions of the significance of the given deities, the mythology surrounding them, and the forms of worship associated with them.