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  • Item #: 042664
    ISBN: 9780374525743
    Retail: $14.00
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    This edition, translated by Robert Fitzgerald translation is my personal favorite, perhaps because it is the first I read, or maybe because the poetry seems to flow better than other translations. It also includes some nice "extras" like an introduction that explains many aspects of the poem, a map, a glossary of names and places, and an intriguing postscript about the story and translation. 516 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: ILDODY
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    This package includes the following items:

  • Item #: 035246
    ISBN: 9781593080099
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    This edition has been edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Squillace and translated by George Herbert Palmer. 339 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 037423
    ISBN: 9780984831319
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    The world just might be divided into two types of people – those who love to read and those who don't. Or perhaps there's a third category. Those who loved to read as a child but found the inclination "beaten" out of them in middle school or high school.

    If you love literature, it's likely you've been allowed to read and read and read. Talking about what you've read? Yes, definitely. Writing book reports? Essays? Tests? Maybe not so much. If you want to make sure your kids love literature regardless of whether you do or don't, Reader's Odyssey is probably just what you're looking for. If you've considered excerpt/anthology approaches to literature and found them lacking, or if you've liked the idea of whole book studies but found the typical study guides to be "too much," then Reader's Odyssey is probably just what you're looking for.

    It calls itself an "individualized literature program for homeschooling middle and high school students." Wow! That's a mouthful but surprisingly accurate. Starting from the premise that a student who chooses what she reads is going to be much more enthusiastic about the "read," this little planning tool gives you practical advice on stocking a bookshelf (with the kinds of books he ought to be reading) and allowing for student choice. If that seems just a little too loosey-goosey for you, consider that what is really being suggested here is an organized approach that relies on and builds the relationship between teacher/parent and student. Expectations (of both student and parent) are considered, suggestions for how to appeal to a student's current tastes and interests while expanding and accelerating those tastes and interests are provided, and guidelines are developed for building a four-year literature program that is something like a funnel that starts broad and wide and gradually narrows down to a tighter focus. The role of the teacher is to organize well, entice students to engage, and trust them to make good choices. Yes, that does mean eliminating testing, but it also means that on an annual or a semi-annual basis, the teacher is actively comparing the quality of literature chosen by the students as well as the quality of their response to it. This type of high school literature program is a wonderful way for parents to interact with students, to develop a growing appreciation of their good and beautiful ideas, and to establish a mentoring relationship that should characterize the second (and third, etc.) decade of the parent-child relationship.

    About half of the book describes the rationale of this approach, philosophical yet practical (even down to where/how to purchase books). The remaining portion of the book is tools – in the form of appendices. These include book recommendations, classic literature categorized by difficulty and length, templates for reading logs and learning contracts, checklists, worksheets (for literary terms and interpretative helps) and lastly, how-to's for writing brief book summaries and a literary analysis paper. 139 pgs. pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 068745
    ISBN: 9780692879818
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  • Item #: 056099
    ISBN: 9781433526169
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    Publisher's description: We've all heard about the classics and assume they're great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, Crossway's Christian Guides to the Classics are here to help.



    In these short guidebooks, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way.

    Each book:

    • includes an introduction to the author and work
    • explains the cultural context
    • incorporates published criticism
    • defines key literary terms
    • contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text
    • lists resources for further study
    • evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview.



    This guide opens up Homer's The Odyssey and highlights the universal themes of endurance and longing for rest as displayed in this epic tale of a man trying to find his way home.

  • Item #: 008949
    ISBN: 9780140268867
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    Translated by Robert Fagles, 560 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 039403
    ISBN: 9780979849657
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    This beautifully designed timeline package is designed to accompany the History Odyssey program and includes four timelines: Ancients (6000 BCE - AD 500), Middle Ages (AD 500 - 1600), Early Modern (AD 1600 - 1850) and Modern Times (AD 1850 - Present Day). Although timelines are blank for the student to record events, they are printed in full-color and feature small graphics sprinkled here and there. To keep entries organized, each timeline is divided into seven category sections including: Men & Women, Inventions & Discoveries, Wars & Conflicts, Eras & Dynasties, Art & Literature, General Events, and Treaties/Agreements. Each timeline is five feet in length, features evenly spaced date lines, and can be displayed on a wall or hole-punched and placed into a binder. An optional Prehistory Timeline is also available if you would like to add a segment covering 2 million BCE to 7000 BCE (item #39409) Also, the optional timeline sticker pack is still available (#42770) which features 200 black-and-white stickers of famous people and events from 6000 BCE to present day.
  • Item #: 004024
    ISBN: 9780979849619
    Retail: $55.00
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    Please note that this curriculum was originally written to use with the 4th edition of History of the World by J.M. Roberts. That book is currently on its 6th edition and while technically still useable, it does not match up with the curriculum well. The publisher has put the History Odyssey curriculum for this level out of print until it is rewritten at a later date for a newer edition of History of the World. Please note that our list of resources includes the 6th edition.

  • Item #: 039405
    ISBN: 9780976605768
    Retail: $55.00
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    Please note that this curriculum was originally written to use with the 4th edition of History of the World by J.M. Roberts. That book is currently on its 6th edition and while technically still useable, it does not match up with the curriculum well. The publisher has put the History Odyssey curriculum for this level out of print until it is rewritten at a later date for a newer edition of History of the World. Please note that our resources include the 6th edition, as that is the only one that is in print at this time.

  • Item #: 004000
    ISBN: 9780976605799
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  • Item #: 062178
    ISBN: 9780979849695
    Retail: $68.99
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  • Item #: 034293
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  • Item #: 045114
    ISBN: 9780979849633
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  • Item #: 016834
    ISBN: 9780061254574
    Retail: $25.99
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    This set includes audiobooks of each volume in the Tales from the Odyssey series. Books are read by James Simmons and running time is 8 hours on 7 CDs.

  • Item #: 011199
    ISBN: 9781615380381
    Retail: $12.00
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    This Memoria Press edition is translated by Samuel Butler. It includes a preface by the translator, a glossary of characters, and occasional black and white illustrations. 358 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: OYSSYS
    Retail: $81.90
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  • Item #: 039406
    ISBN: 9780976605751
    Retail: $46.99
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  • Item #: 039404
    ISBN: 9780976605782
    Retail: $46.99
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  • Item #: 001419
    ISBN: 9780753457238
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 003997
    ISBN: 9780979849626
    Retail: $55.99
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  • Item #: 035645
    ISBN: 9780061244186
    Retail: $15.99
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    This Perennial Classics edition contains a modern translation by Richard Lattimore, a renowned translator of classical Greek literature. The introduction provides an overview of the basic story of how "Odysseus spent ten years fighting at Troy, and another ten years getting home." Each page begins with a helpful heading that concisely describes the events taking place. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 015295
    ISBN: 9781615385010
    Retail: $45.00
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  • Item #: 039407
    ISBN: 9780976605775
    Retail: $46.99
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  • Item #: 045745
    ISBN: 9780979849640
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  • Item #: 004025
    ISBN: 9780979849602
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  • Item #: 039408
    ISBN: 9780976605744
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  • Item #: 008503
    ISBN: 9780140383096
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    Introduce young readers to Homer's Odyssey in a simplified, readable version written especially for them. This version re-tells the hero Odysseus' adventures as he makes the long journey home. Follow Odysseus as he encounters the greedy one-eyed giant, Polyphemus; Scylla, the six-headed sea monster; the beautiful Sirens; and the wrath of the gods. Retold by Geraldine McCaughrean. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 017086
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  • Item #: 049658
    ISBN: 9780977340002
    Retail: $24.95
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    Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey as translated by Samuel Butler. This no-nonsense text includes Books I-XXIV of both epic poems without illustrations. 473 pgs. ~ Anh