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THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES by Bernard Evslin

Posted in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, middle grade

MAN OF MYTH RETOLD

Sailing cross the world.

Sea adventures. Odyssey.

Simplified classic.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Middle grade/YA (ages 10 and up)

Fiction based on classic tale — Homer’s The Odyssey

Third person POV with storyteller feeling

Simplified versions of each of Ulysses adventures

Dovetailing chapters

Insights into actions of hero and gods and goddesses

Accessible version of much longer epic

Action, adventure, excitement

Especially appealing to upper elementary and middle school boys