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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Exciting & Enjoyable Read
I used this book as part of my 7th grade Language Arts class. The story is exciting and entertaining. My students enjoyed the book especially during read alouds. The story also provides ample opportunities for writing topics, prediction, question & answer, and art. I follow up the book with the video/DVD The Odyssey with Armand Asanti but edit parts out. I obtained...
Published on August 17, 2004 by J. Kontier

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3.0 out of 5 stars the book was good but not the best one we've ever read.
The book was interesting but it gets kind of confusing towards the middle.If you are the kind of person who can't stay focused on a book, this is not the one for you.But if you like,adventure,and action this is a good book that you'll probably enjoy.The many places and people that are in the story can sometimes make it hard to follow.Otherwise, this book was enjoyable.
Published on November 10, 1999


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Exciting & Enjoyable Read, August 17, 2004
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J. Kontier (Bellefonte, PA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
I used this book as part of my 7th grade Language Arts class. The story is exciting and entertaining. My students enjoyed the book especially during read alouds. The story also provides ample opportunities for writing topics, prediction, question & answer, and art. I follow up the book with the video/DVD The Odyssey with Armand Asanti but edit parts out. I obtained the Kurt Douglas version and will be comparing them. This is a must for any classroom library. Enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventurous, Something new on every page., May 18, 1998
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This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
I thought this was a wonderful book. If you are interested in mythology, this is an exellent book to read. It is based on the classic "Odyssey", but retold in a format suitable for young adults. Every chapter contains a new, exciting adventure. Some of these include stories about Calypso, Circe, and Syclla & Charybdis. It is not hard to get in to, as the adventure starts on the very first page. So, if you are interested in mythology, give "The Adventures of Ulysses", a try!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful and exciting excursion, November 10, 1999
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This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
The adventures of Ulysses is a excellent book. It was fun, exciting and filled with irony. It always keeps you wondering what is going to happen, and keeps you at the egde of your chair. There was no best part of the story, the whole adventure was thrilling. He was faced with many challanges and was able to over come them all! For examle when Ulysses was in the cave with the Cyclops he was very clever; he tricked the Cyclops and got him drunk by drinking unwatered wine. Then he stabbed him in his one and only eye, which left him blinded and Ulysses escaped the cave by the help of rams. Ulysses was faced with many enemys, Poseidon was his greatest. Poseidon put a curse on Ulysses which made his voyage home very difficult. Like Circe said, Ulysses was sly like a fox; he got home to Ithaca in "the Return."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It Was Great!, May 22, 2002
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Wally Chang (Cerritos, CA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
This book is really exciting, especially the parts where he sees those monsters like the cyclops. It was funny when he tricked the cyclops into thinking that his name was Noman. Then when the Ulysses and his men attacked it, it said, "Noman is killing me! Noman is killing me!", which meant that no man is killing it to the other cyclops. I can't believe that he thought of something like that. It suprises me that a book like this is a non-fiction book, since there are those monsters. This book was really a book to remember.

The main character of this book is Ulysses, the King of Ithaca. He goes to Troy to attack the Romans with many other Greeks to bring the wife of a Greek king back. The Romans stole her from her home. After they win the battle after many years, it was time for the long journey home to Ithaca. While he was sailing home to his wife, Penelope, he saw many extraordianary "things" like Cyclops and Circe and the Sorceress. On the way home, he encountered so many obstacles that he lost all his companions. That's so sad.

I liked this book because it is full of adventures and twists and turns. It is so exciting that i finished the book in one day because i couldn't stop reading! This is a book that people of all ages should read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For Children, February 14, 2012
This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
I read this book in the 3rd or 4th grade and absolutely loved it. It sparked a lifelong interest in history, religions, politics, literature, you name it. It successfully takes The Odyssey, one of the classic works of Western literature, and turns into an extremely readable adventure story. For a teacher or a parent, this is a good way to introduce your kid to history and ancient Greek mythology and culture. This is a must read for all upper elementary school and middle school students.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all action, plus a little R-rated sex, July 22, 2006
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This is the young reader's version of the Odyssey, with every chapter a new adventure, most in 6-8 pages. In each chapter there is a terrific line such as "Heroes are made when retreat is cut off," or "Bad luck makes good stories." As a middle school teacher I use those key lines as focal points for each day's reading. This is one of my all-time favorite books for young adoescents.

As a read-aloud, when Circe confronts Ulysses, the boys are all but paralyzed in trying to not to look at each other or anywhere else - I think they all think they're the only one "thinking it." Yes, mythology is hot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of action, March 5, 2003
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This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
There are a lot of books that can get very boring to me, but this book never did. Whenever one exciting part was over, another one started. That is what I liked about this book. I also liked the history part in it, and that it wasn't very modern at all. I thought that made it good too. No wonder the Odyssey is so famous. It's a great adventure, and one that I would reccomend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MY 6TH GRADE STUDENTS LOVE IT!, January 20, 2005
This review is from: The Adventures Of Ulysses (Mass Market Paperback)
I HAVE BEEN USING THIS NOVEL IN MY SIXTH GRADE LITERATURE CLASS FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS! IT IS ALWAYS A FAVORITE AMONG MY STUDENTS. THEY LAUGH WHEN POLYPHEMUS CAN'T SEE AND CHEER ULYSSES ON WHEN HE CONFRONTS PENELOPE'S SUITORS! I HIGH RECOMMEND IT. IT GOES NICELY WITH OUR SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM ON ANCIENT GREECE. I GUARANTEE YOUR STUDENTS WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the book was good but not the best one we've ever read., November 10, 1999
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The book was interesting but it gets kind of confusing towards the middle.If you are the kind of person who can't stay focused on a book, this is not the one for you.But if you like,adventure,and action this is a good book that you'll probably enjoy.The many places and people that are in the story can sometimes make it hard to follow.Otherwise, this book was enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome adventure and mythological, March 9, 1997
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I read this book in sixth grade, in school, and I couldn't
put it down. Every chapter left me with wanting to read
ahead. It was one of the best books I have ever read,and
I will read it again and again.

Sincerely,
Becksteroo:)
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