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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story Of The Iliad
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Laurel Leaf
Publication date December 1, 2005
Pages 151
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553494839
ISBN-10 055349483X
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
This exceptional retelling of Homer's classic epic poem recreates the stories of the battle of Troy--where gods and goddesses divide and the Trojan Horse was born--Aphrodite and the golden apple, Odysseus, and the Amazons, for a whole new generation of readers. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!
 
    As the gods and goddesses of Olympus scheme, the ancient world is thrown into turmoil when Helen, the most beautiful woman in all of Greece, is stolen away by her Trojan love. Inflamed by jealousy, the Greek king seeks lethal vengeance and sends his black war ships to descend on the city of Troy.
    In the siege that follows, history’s greatest heroes, from Ajax to Achilles to Odysseus, are forged in combat, and the brutal costs of passion, pride, and revenge must be paid. In the end, the whims of the gods, the cunning of the warriors, and a great wooden horse will decide who emerges victorious.
    Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the classic saga embodies all of the astonishing drama, romance, and intrigue of ancient Greece.
 
Don’t miss The Wanderings of Odysseus, the companion to Black Ships Before Troy, and follow Odysseus on his adventure home.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781845073596
 
With Alan Lee (other contributor) | from Frances Lincoln Childrens Books (February 28, 2005)
9781845073596 | details & prices | 128 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.05 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
With Alan Lee (other contributor) | from Delacorte Pr (October 1, 1993)
9780385310697 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.80 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy
Paperback
Book cover for 9780553494839 Book cover for 9780711215221
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Laurel Leaf (December 1, 2005)
9780553494839 | details & prices | 151 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.
from Frances Lincoln Childrens Books (April 6, 2000)
9780711215221 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $0.02
About: Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, now in an exciting new format.
from Varsitybooks.Com (April 6, 2000)
9789990036558 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $0.02
Library
Book cover for 9780385909358
 
from Laurel Leaf (December 13, 2005)
9780385909358 | details & prices | 151 pages | 4.50 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.99
About: Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.

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