- Full Description
This stunning children’s (and all-ages) version of The Iliad by the award-winning Rosemary Sutcliff and Alan Lee was first published in 1993 and is being republished now in a beautiful new edition. Its rich illustration will look familiar to Lord of the Rings fans, as Lee was the conceptual artist for the amazing Peter Jackson films. Featuring the stories of heroes Ajax, Achilles and Penthesilea (the Amazon Queen), this is high adventure at its best, with full color paintings on nearly every page. Wrap-around cover.
Homer's epic poem The Iliad is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Here we see the history of the Trojan War from its origins with the goddess Aphrodite and the golden apple, through Paris' abduction of Helen and the heroics of Achilles, Ajax and Hector. Finally, a cunning Odysseus conceives a plan to build an enormous wooden horse and bring the bitter siege of Troy to its fiery conclusion...
"A magnificent achievement...if ever a book was unputdownable, whether by an adult or child, it is this one...it bears the unmistakeable mark of a masterpiece of children's literature." -Times Educational Supplement
- Additional Information
Item Code BLKSH Publisher Frances Lincoln Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781847809957 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 128pg Color Full Color