The Adventures of Achilles

By Lupton, Hugh

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ISBN
978-1-84686-800-9 978-1-84686-420-9
Publisher
Barefoot


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2012  |  Nonfiction

Gr 6-8–While many kids might be familiar with the gods and heroes featured in the Iliad, they may not know how these characters relate to one another and, indeed, how the story actually plays out. To remedy that, two noted storytellers pair with an award-winning illustrator to adapt the story into 12 beautifully designed chapters and an epilogue. The focus is on the legendary warrior Achilles, beginning with his birth and childhood, his entry into the Trojan War, and his life as a soldier. Some chapters expertly cut away to introduce other players, like...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2012

Two practiced British storytellers focus on the titular warrior for a succinct account of the Trojan War, supplementing Homer’s Iliad with other ancient sources (an author’s note would have been useful). The fateful golden apple of discord first appears at Achilles’s parents’ wedding; Achilles’s fury over Agamemnon’s appropriation of his slave, the beautiful Briseis, leads to his friend Patrocles’s death, which in turn leads inexorably to Achilles’s killing and dishonoring Hector, and then to his own...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Two practiced British storytellers focus on the titular warrior for a succinct account of the Trojan War, supplementing Homer's <i>Iliad...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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