The Land of the Dead (Tales from the Odyssey Series #2)

The Land of the Dead (Tales from the Odyssey Series #2)

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Overview

Volume Two Includes:

Book Three: Sirens and Sea Monsters

Odysseus and his men have done what no other mortals have done: returned alive from the terrifying Land of the Dead. Armed with warnings and advice from the ghost of the prophet Tiresias, Odysseus is determined to finally sail home to Ithaca. But the enchantress Circe tells him the Greeks will face even more horrors on their journey, including an encounter with Scylla, the six-headed monster, and Charybdis, the deadly whirlpool. Who will survive these terrors — and how?

Book Four: The Gray-Eyed Goddess

Odysseus is trapped on the island of the sea goddess, Calypso. The beautiful goddess wants him to forget his wife and son and marry her, but he is determined to return home. Back in Ithaca, Odysseus' wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, desperately fend off suitors who want to marry Penelope in order to take control of Odysseus' island. It is only with the help of the gray-eyed goddess Athena that they can hope to ever become a family again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060524326
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/12/2003
Series: Tales from the Odyssey Series , #2
Edition description: Unabridged, 2 cassettes, 2 hrs.30 min.
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction.

James Simmons has worked extensively on stage and television and can be seen in the film version of Henry V.

Hometown:

Goshen, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1949

Place of Birth:

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Education:

B.A., University of North Carolina

Table of Contents

Prologue9
1Island of the Cannibal Giants11
2A Gift from the Gods20
3The Witch's Spell27
4The Messenger God41
5The Witch's Palace47
6Another Journey59
7The Land of the Dead68
8Like a Shadow or a Dream73
9The Warrior Ghosts83
About Homer and the Odyssey93
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece96
The Main Gods and Goddesses and Pronunciation of Their Names98
Pronunciation Guide to Other Proper Names101
A Note on the Sources103
About the Author105

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