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Black Ships Before Troy

The Story of the Iliad
Sutcliff, Rosemary (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
Authors: Sutcliff, Rosemary
Title: Black ships before Troy
the story of the Iliad
Publisher: New York : Laurel-Leaf Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Laurel-Leaf ed
Characteristics: 151 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rosemary Sutcliff
Notes: Originally published with illustrations: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 1993
Contents: Golden apple
Ship-gathering
Quarrel with the high king
Single combat
Women of Troy
High king's embassy
Horses of King Rhesus
Red rain
Battle for the ships
Armor of Achilles
Vengeance for Patroclus
Funeral games
Ransom for Hector
Luck of Troy
Warrior women
Death of Achilles
Poisoned arrow
Wooden horse
Fall of Troy
Summary: Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
ISBN: 055349483X
0385909357
Branch Call Number: j 883 S965bL 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 151)
Subject Headings: Mythology, Greek Juvenile literature Trojan War Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Mythology, Greek
Trojan War
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Jul 10, 2011
  • henry02 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As always, Sutcliff delivers superior story without the shallow language of many "contemporary" authors. If you ever wanted to read Homer but never had the willpower to slog through it, this is for you. The illustrations are amazing, by the way!

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Feb 05, 2014
  • Bookfreak226 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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