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The classic ancient Greek adventure story retold for children growing in reading confidence. Ulysses faces many challenges on his way home from the Trojan War, including a one-eyed giant, a witch and a many-headed whirlpool monster. Will he survive them all? Charmingly illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.

Book information

Age
6+
Key Stage
KS1 E
Lexile Measure
620L
CEFR Level
B2
Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746080900
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Illustrator
Stephen Cartwright

Author information

Heather Amery was born and brought up in Bath, Somerset. Heather has written over a hundred books for children, including alphabet books, science and history books, craft books, classical fairy tales, a series for beginner readers called Farmyard Tales, Bible stories, and Greek Myths. She has also compiled word books, song books, and books of poetry.

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“Great retelling”
It's the best retelling of the Odyssey that I've come across in a long time, and that's including adult versions. It's the clarity of the narrative that really stands out.

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  • Usborne Reading Programme
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