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  • Author:
    Troy Howell,Mary Pope Osborne
  • ISBN:
    0786809299
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786809295
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    Hyperion Books for Children (September 1, 2003)
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    112 pages
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    Literature & Fiction
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Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the best-selling series The Magic Tree House.

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the best-selling series The Magic Tree House. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths and folktales and works of historical fiction. The Osborne rendition of the Odyssey was originally sold in separate books as follows: Book One: One Eyed Giant Book Two: Land of the Dead Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters Book Four: Gray Eyed Goddess Book Five: Return to Ithica Book Six: Final Battle. I was going crazy trying to find Book Two (Land of the Dead), Book Three (Sirens and Sea Monsters), and Book Six (Final Battle) for reasonable prices.

The Osborne rendition of the Odyssey was originally sold in separate books as follows: Book One: One Eyed Giant Book Two: Land of the Dead Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters Book Four: Gray Eyed Goddess Book Five: Return to Ithica Book Six: Final Battle.

Tales from the Odyssey book. Mary Pope Osborne hits a home run with this young reader series about Odysseus! These books are a great way to introduce children (2nd-4th grade) to Greek mythology and Homer’s epic The Odyssey. In book 2, Odysseus and his crew encounter the giant cannibals and the enchantress Circe and journey to the Land of the Dead. I love that the book also includes a map of Odysseus’ journey and pictures of the gods and goddesses.

He remembered the words the ghost of his mother had spoken when he journeyed to the Land of the Dead: Your family has been broken by sorrow. Your wife still waits for you. But she spends her days and nights weeping.

Tales from the odyssey . .Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2, . He remembered the words the ghost of his mother had spoken when he journeyed to the Land of the Dead: Your family has been broken by sorrow.

Publisher Description: In these books based on episodes from Homer's Odyssey, Mary Pope Osborne brings to life the exciting adventures of one of the greatest heroes of all time. Now in paperback! Hardcover 105 pages. Book prices and availability listed here are updated at least hourly and are subject to change. Book 1 2 3 4 5 6 Complete or Partial Sets of Up to 6 Books.

7 the land of the dead. 8 like a shadow or a dream.

Published by Disney, Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group. 7 the land of the dead. 9 the warrior ghosts. 1 the land of the living. 3 song of the sirens.

Homer: Iliad II, Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library, Retells a part of the Odyssey in which Odysseus continues his journey home as his wife, Penelope and son, Telemachus are busy warding off men who wish to marry Penelope, until Telemachus asks a stranger for help. Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, Epic Cycle, Homerica. After returning from the Land of the Dead, Odysseus and his men are warned that the rest of his journey will remain challenging as they will have to face a deadly six-headed monster and a fierce whirlpool before finally reaching port.

Books related to Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2. Skip this list. More by Mary Pope Osborne. Tales of the Greek Heroes (Film Tie-in).

Volume Two Includes: Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters Odysseus and his men have done what no other mortals have done: returned alive from the terrifying Land of the Dead. Armed with warnings and advice from the ghost of the prophet Tiresias, Odysseus is determined to finally sail home to Ithaca. But the enchantress Circe tells him the Greeks will face even more horrors on their journey, including an encounter with Scylla, the six-headed monster, and Charybdis, the deadly whirlpool

Tales From the Odyssey Listen in ap. Volume Two Includes:Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters Odysseus and his men have done what no other mortals have done: returned alive from the terrifying Land of the Dead

Tales From the Odyssey Listen in app. Impression. Volume Two Includes:Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters Odysseus and his men have done what no other mortals have done: returned alive from the terrifying Land of the Dead. But the enchantress Circe tells him the Greeks will face even more horrors on their journey, including an encounter with Scylla, the six-headed monster, and Charybdis, the deadly whirlpool. Who will survive these terrors - and how?

Odysseus and his men have defeated the one-eyed giant, but its curse follows them at every turn. Cast out to the open seas by the wind god, Odysseus and his fleet continue the difficult journey home. But they cannot return to Ithaca yet. First they must take on giant cannibals and outwit a beautiful witch, who reveals Odysseus’ next challenge – a journey to the mysterious and feared land of the dead.

Marige
I use this book for an ESL English class. It's much more comprehensible than reading the poetic version. The kids seem to enjoy it, where I think they would be lost with the poetic translation in our textbook. All of the students in this class are low level English speakers, so this gives them something interesting to read without a huge comprehension challenge. They find it interesting to read about going to the land of the dead and then coming back. Most are Catholic, so it is alittle difficult for them to understand Hades and Persephone. There is no good comparison to what they already know.
Pameala
Mary Pope Osborne, what a gift you've been for our family. From the dozens & dozens of Jack & Annie books, not these. Aimed at older readers than the Treehouse series, it is perfect for kids who's reading is a bit more advanced.
LØV€ YØỮ
All these books are out of print, and hard to find new. gave to my grand son for Christmas because he loves this writer.
Datrim
Good literature for adolescents, arrived in time for my Lit. class.
Riavay
I am reading Mary Pope Osborne's Odyssey series with my 10 year old son. He is enjoying the stories and I think it's a great introduction to Greek mythology.
Uttegirazu
I have spent weeks trying to purchase a complete set of Osborne's rendition of the Odyssey. I do not need to reiterate what a wonderful job she did in making this appropriate for younger children without ruining the true spirit of the story. You can find that in the many reviews you will find for each book.

What I am trying to do is save others from spending two weeks trying to find out how they can purchase this set without having to pay $125 for a new paperback copy of one book (The Land of the Dead). There are other books in this series that are also way too expensive. I didn't think I needed to break the bank for books that originally sold for $5.99.

So here's the scoop:

The Osborne rendition of the Odyssey was originally sold in separate books as follows:
Book One: One Eyed Giant
Book Two: Land of the Dead
Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters
Book Four: Gray Eyed Goddess
Book Five: Return to Ithica
Book Six: Final Battle

I was going crazy trying to find Book Two (Land of the Dead), Book Three (Sirens and Sea Monsters), and Book Six (Final Battle) for reasonable prices.

So, after much research, I discovered the following:

In 2010 the publisher, Hyperion, combined books 1-3 (now called "Tales from the Odyssey, Part One") and 4-6 (now called "Tales from the Odyssey, Part Two").

"Tales from the Odyssey, Part One": ISBN 978-1423128649 $5.99
"Tales from the Odyssey, Part Two": ISBN 978-1423126102 $5.99

I had no problem finding "Part One" on Amazon, but "Part Two" was another story. If you type in the isbn it will take you to their listing but it does not have a picture. It says "Part Two" is in stock but will take up to 2 weeks to get to you. Due to past experience, I didn't want to order "Part Two", wait the two weeks and end up with nothing or another "Part One". If you want to experiment & find out if Amazon can actually get the correct book, please do so and let us know how it works for you.

Here is how I got my hand on both books at the reasonable price of $5.99 each. I ordered "Part One" from Amazon and then went to their competitor for "Part Two". The competitor does not have "Part Two" available online either, but you can type in the ISBN to see if any of their physical bookstores have copies available on the shelves. A few bookstores in our area had the book. I called and asked them to physically get the book while I was on the phone & please hold it for me. They happily did this for me and told me they were willing to hold it for up to three days.

The publisher (Hyperion) is a division of Disney Book Group. Disney is well know for having strange practices with regard to making their old classic movies available. I didn't know this practice applied to recently published and "in demand" book series. Maybe that's not the case. The copies I purchased are "trade copies". Maybe they're testing the market & the mass market publication will soon be released. I really don't know how the book publishing process works so this is just surmising. Maybe someone versed in the book publishing process can enlighten us. I would love that!

Anyway, if you really want a copy of Osborne's "Odyssey", I hope this helps you find it without your having to spend hours on the computer or running from bookstore to bookstore.

Cheers!
BlackBerry
My 9 year old and I read this and it was definitely an interesting read. However, you should know that the pages are quite small and the print a little large, so the actual amount of reading is probably less than 50 standard pages. Also, in order to read all of the Odyssey, you need to purchase at least 4 of these small books, which gets pretty expensive. Additionally, I believe this story for children lends itself to illustrations of which this book has virtually none. We decided to go with http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1841488003/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance book as it had all of the Odyssey stories in a single book with beautiful illustrations.
This is part two of Mary Pope Osborne's translation of Homer’s The Odyssey to a level that elementary age students can read and enjoy. The Odysseus's cursed journey to his homeland of Ithaca continues and the action grows more intense; making this an exciting read that kids will love! A perfect read aloud for intermediate teachers wanting additional resources that help to expose their students to Greek Mythology.