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The Iliad For Boys and Girls

Alfred John Church

Book Overview: 

Alfred J. Church wrote many books looking at classical literature, but is especially well known for his re-telling of classic books in a style so that younger readers may follow the story. The Iliad for Boys and Girls is a retelling of Homer’s Iliad, centered around the events of the siege of Troy during the final year.

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Community Reviews

This is a simplified version of the Illiad. It was very true to the original, including the descriptions of just exactly how arrows and swords entered a victim's body, and how the victim ultimately died. Not my favorite part of the Illiad. The original is of course better but for anyone unfamiliar w

Marketed "for Boys and Girls", it's a great introduction to The Iliad. I look forward to reading the real thing. In translation.

This book was very good. I really liked all of the details in this book. I liked how Homer described the story of the war. I son't think that there could be a better person to wright the story. I like all of the characters and how they acted, and fought, and how brave they were. The only thing I did

I started reading homer's iliad and i was having trouble understanding it, so i turned to this version modernized for young people. it made the story much more enjoyable and relateable. however its a bit like reading the movie instead of the book. I'm still trying to work my way through the original

I read the iliad so many times and in many languages to understand the iliad in many aspects..

This is an excellent version of the Iliad for children. Somehow it retains the “feel” of the whole story, making it accessible but not dumbed down. I read it aloud to my 11, 9 and 7-year-old boys.

Great story

It was exciting to read about the adventures. I liked it all, I didn't dislike anything. I loved the pictures, I wish there were more. I also liked the Odessey.

Rowan age 6

Great prose version for juvenile audience e from the turn of the century (late 19th century). Even if it is prose, the account is marked by archaisms (thou, thee). It also preserves some of the most striking similes from the poem. it adds the background story and a short explanation of the fall of T

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