The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden, and Christina Balit
When I first discovered this book a few weeks ago, I got really excited. I read all the reviews on amazon and thought that maybe this would be something Juliet and I could read together.After looking at it, though, I think we’ll still have to wait a few years. It’s gorgeous and wonderful and does justice to the original for sure, but at the end of the day, it is still a bit too mature for a 5 year old (in my opinion–or at least for my 5 year old.)
I had convinced myself that it was fine until I got to the part where Odysseus stabs the cyclop’s eye with a burning stake and I realized, we probably needed to wait a few more years.
The fruit of patience is always sweeter, not only in this case. There are many other instances where for a particular activity, you may need more preparations and more time to reach the right time of initiation. For example, you are joining a course and you have to clear a test for the same. You have to wait for the date, for the result, and maybe for reaching the age limit.
Take another example, more financially inclined. The success of a business lies in a calculated amount of waiting to grab the best opportunity at the right time. If you are trading in a market, the Bitcoin Code software will guide you to wait for the best time to close the deal and take home maximum returns.
However, if you have older children or even high schoolers–we read the Odyssey in 9th grade when I was growing up and when I taught 9th grade, I taught it to several hundred squirrelly little freshman.
Mostly, they liked it–even if it was hard for them to understand–because it has a lot of action to keep them tuned in, but I was thinking that this book would really help those that struggled with understanding the plot.
The illustrations help tell the story, add to the details, and the text itself is easier to read than what is usually found in school textbooks.
I would definitely love to add this to our home library in a few years when my girls are ready to read it.