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The Children's Homer

The Children's Homer

(1918)
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Born and raised in a Longford, Ireland workhouse, Padraic Colum left at seventeen to become a clerk in the Irish Railway Clearing House in Dublin. This venture was short-lived, however, and with the success of a few poems and a play, "The Saxon Shillin'," he left in 1904 to pursue a career in writing. His success as a dramatist, poet, novelist, essayist, biographer, children's writer and editor, as well as his participation in the founding of the Abbey Theatre, made Colum a central figure in the Irish literary renaissance. Colum wrote "The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy" in 1918 as a retelling of Homer's epic poems, "Iliad" and "Odyssey," intended for younger readers. It recounts the perilous adventures of Odysseus on his journey back from the war in Troy, including his encounter with the horrible Cyclops, the duplicitous Sirens, and the evil Circe. One of Colum's many successful children's novels, these stories will be enjoyed as much today as they were nearly a century ago.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: The Children's Homer: Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Author(s): Homer, Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0863155294 / 9780863155291 (UK edition)
Publisher: Floris Books
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June 1968 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 002723150X / 9780027231502 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Children's Homer
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1481901885 / 9781481901888 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Children's Homer (the Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy)
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1420938800 / 9781420938807 (USA edition)
Publisher: Digireads.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0689868839 / 9780689868832 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
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December 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus / the Tale of Troy
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0819612782 / 9780819612786 (USA edition)
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Booksellers & Publishers Incorporat
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January 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: The Children's Homer (A new view)
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0021795460 / 9780021795468 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Pub. Co
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October 1982 : USA Paperback
Title: Children's Homer
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0020425201 / 9780020425205 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall & IBD
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1441759883 / 9781441759887 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Children's Homer
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0786181311 / 9780786181315 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2006 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0786195606 / 9780786195602 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Children's Homer
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 0786116935 / 9780786116935 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 1994 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Children's Homer
Author(s): Padraic Colum
ISBN: 1556853386 / 9781556853388 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Book Contractors
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy : The Children's Homer (ILLUSTRATOR)
Author(s): Padraic Colum

Publisher: Padraic Colum
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April 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Children's Homer (The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy)
Author(s): Padraic Colum

Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
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