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The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
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The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
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Oct 12, 2010 | ISBN 9780763642662

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Hinds’s beautiful watercolors skillfully capture the rosy-fingered dawn, the wine-dark sea, the land of the dead, and many other settings and characters that will inspire readers. …A welcome addition for fans of Homer’s original work and for newcomers to this classic story
—School Library Journal

A spectacular graphic novel.
—Buffalo News

This finely detailed, lovingly drawn volume is worthy of any coffee table.
—Florida Times­Union

Will attract your adventure loving boys and graphic novel fans. This adaptation belongs in every collection where the epic poem is studied …This should fly off the shelves.
—Library Media Connection,

Hinds has beautifully adapted Homer’s Odyssey with pencil and watercolor illustrations. He makes use of several translations yet retains the essence of Homer’s tale. Eye-catching artwork on the front and back covers and the detailed Grecian urns on the end pages bring readers immediately into Hinds’s visual interpretation. The bright and colorful illustrations help make the classic epic poem accessible.

With this graphic-novel interpretation, Hinds will hook some of those hold-outs who have thus far resisted the Odyssey’s lure…outstanding individuation of characters…lovingly developed flow between frames
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Hinds follows in the footsteps of these earlier translators while soon finding his own path of eloquence. There is beauty and poetry in pages that have no words at all but instead pencil and watercolor drawings that transport us to turbulent seas where Poseidon looms over the hero as a man over a minnow.
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Because Hinds chose to make his story as close an adaptation as possible, even down to researching various translations of the work, his graphic novel is a good companion to a classroom or book club study of the original poem… Hinds chooses a very realistic style, drawn in pencil and painted in watercolors. His scenes have a warm sunniness that fits the Mediterranean setting
—Good Comics For Kids (SLJ Blog)

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