ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS by Warwick--Adapt. & Illus. Hutton

ODYSSEUS AND THE CYCLOPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this excellent retelling, the encounter between Odysseus and the one-eyed Polyphemus maintains its timeless appeal. Few can resist the tale of the terrifying giant who eats human flesh, tricked out of many future meals by the man he calls ""Nobody."" Hutton (Persephone, 1994, etc.) retains touches of antiquity while keeping the writing accessible; the star, as always, is the art. His watercolors effectively capture the light of the eastern Mediterranean; a mix of perspectives enhances the narrative. As an introduction to Greek myth, the book works at both the elementary and high school level, and is an ideal read-aloud for almost any audience.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry