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The Iliad by Gillian Cross
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2019-books-to-read

My daughter (age 12) has really enjoyed reading all the Percy Jackson books along with learning about Greek and Roman mythology. Doing a little brainstorming for a good Christmas present, I found The Iliad and The Odyssey for kids. This book was wonderful! We read a few chapters together every day and enjoyed looking at the art work. What a wonderful way to introduce the epics to kids!

Obviously it retells the story for kids, but it still remains true to the story - including the violence. Having been over 20 years since I read The Iliad, as an adult, I enjoyed the refresher to the story too!

The art work is really cool! I realize art is a preference, so some people may not like the art work. Personally, I thought it was really great! It looks like something out of the Byzantine era. My daughter got a good laugh out of some of the art.

Tonight, we'll start The Odyssey!

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Reading Progress

December 31, 2018 – Started Reading
December 31, 2018 – Shelved
December 31, 2018 – Shelved as: 2019-books-to-read
December 31, 2018 –
page 80
January 2, 2019 – Finished Reading

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