The Iliad (Hardcover)
A strikingly illustrated retelling of Homer's classic from the team who brought us The Odyssey--Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and illustrator Neil Packer. After nine years of war between the Greeks and Trojans, tensions are heating up among men of the same faction as well as those on opposing sides. Two proud and powerful Greeks, King Agamemnon and legendary warrior Achilles, quarrel over a beautiful maiden, causing Achilles and his myrmidons to drop out of the fight. Meanwhile, fueled by rage and pride, honor and greed, soldiers on both sides--Odysseus and Patroclus for the Greeks, Paris and Hector for the Trojans--perform heroic deeds, attempting to end the war. Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving this large-format volume an extra measure of authenticity and appeal.
About the Author
Gillian Cross, the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Wolf, wrote a retelling of The Odyssey illustrated by Neil Packer. She lives in England. Neil Packer is the illustrator of several classic books, including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Gillian Cross's retelling of The Odyssey. He lives in London.