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THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES
New York : Scholastic, 1969.
this classic retelling of The Odyssey, Ulysses and his crew cleverly deceive
the men of Troy with the famed Trojan Horse. After the men of Troy
celebrated an apparent victory, pulled the horse into the city, and went
to sleep, Ulysses and a number of his warriors crept out of the hollow
horse, opened the city gates, and allowed the Greek army to invade, slaughtering
the unsuspecting Trojans. Although they enjoyed a complete victory
over Troy, Poseidon's anger had been kindled, unknown to Ulysses.
So, as Ulysses and his one hundred fifty sailors victoriously set sail
for home on ships loaded with bounty and very little food and water, they
cruised unsuspectingly into the god's anger. After a narrow victory
against the Ciconians on their first island stop, Poseidon called his son
Aelous, keeper of the winds to buffet the ships and turn them toward Libya,
where even more thrilling adventures await Ulysses and his crew.
Will Ulysses outwit Morpheus and the lotus flower? Can they conquer
the one-eyed monster Cyclops? Will they succumb to the wiles of Circe,
the beautiful sorceress? Read The Adventures of Ulysses to find out.
(Julia S. Fanning, Juliajsfnnng@aol.com,
Busbee Middle School)
Odysseus (Greek mythology).
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