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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

By Gillian Cross
Illustrated by Neil Packer

Gillian Cross's brilliant retellings and Neil Packer's clever illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, two of the greatest stories ever told.

When first published Walker’s versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey attracted attention both for the quality of the writing and for their amazingly stylish artwork. Multi-award-winning author Gillian Cross makes two of the greatest stories in the world come alive for children in her strong, clear, deceptively simple retellings, which are faithful to the spirit and structure of Homer’s epic poems, and this new bind-up in a friendly format comes complete with an introduction and a generous selection of Neil Packer’s fabulous illustrations in black and white.

  • Two of the world's great stories retold by a Carnegie Medal-winning author – available for the first time in a mass-market paperback edition.
  • Wonderfully evocative black and white illustrations by highly acclaimed artist Neil Packer.
  • Stylish new jacket design.

About the author

Gillian Cross is an acclaimed author for young people, who won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, and the Whitbread Award and the Smarties Prize for The Great Elephant Chase. Her Demon Headmaster books were turned into a successful television series by the BBC. Gillian and her husband Martin live in Shaftesbury, Dorset. They have four children. Find Gillian online at www.gillian-cross.co.uk, or follow her on Twitter under the handle @gilliancross. Neil Packer is an exceptional talent in children's books. Graduating from Colchester School of Art, he worked on advertising campaigns before illustrating One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Name of the Rose and Labyrinths for the Folio Society. His previous work for Walker includes stylish black and white silhouettes for poet John Agard's narrative non-fiction title My Name Is Book. Neil lives in London with his son Arvo. Find Neil online at www.neilpacker.co.uk.

ISBN: 9781406379204
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 05/08/18 at 23:59:40
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