Children's Homer
Padraic Colum

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Narrated By: Simon Vance

Duration: 4 hours and 42 minutes

What to expect

Padraic Colum's classic retelling combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Come voyage to ancient Greece with Achilles who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. And follow Odysseus on his perilous journey on the sea—through the land of the Cyclopes, past Circe the Enchantress, the terrible Charybdis, and the six-headed serpent Scylla.

Young readers will delight in these accessible tales of action and adventure.


Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Classic fiction, Traditional stories, myths and fairy tales, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories

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“Published in 1918, Colum’s stirring telling of the Greek epics is still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.”

Publishers Weekly

“[Vance’s] distinct narration gives a clear rendition of classic myths The Iliad and The Odyssey. The reading is intelligible to children yet preserves the heroic style of the sagas. It is a treat to hear Greek words pronounced with such ease.”