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The Story of the Aeneid



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In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid by Penelope Lively
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Aeneas flees from the sacked city of Troy, entrusted by his goddess-mother Venus with a daunting mission: to find a new homeland for his people. Over 2000 years after Virgil wrote his epic The Aeneid, Penelope Lively retells Aeneas' story with pace poignancy and drama, while Ian Andrew's illustrations bring the characters beautifully to life. Together they create an introduction to The Aeneid which takes its place alongside Rosemary Sutcliff's classic retellings of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. The book includes a Latin pronunciation guide and a map of Aeneas' long, arduous, death-defying journey.

Author Biography

Penelope Lively is one of England's most distinguished writers. She is a short story writer, reviewer, radio and television scriptwriter, and has presented a children's literature programme on Radio 4. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she is also a former Chairman of the Society of Authors and a member both of the Arts Council Literature Panel and of the Board of the British Library. She was awarded the O.B.E. in 1989 and made an Hon.D.Lin. by Tufts University, Massachusetts in 1992. To visit Penelope lively's website click here Ian Andrew's illustrated books include The Lion and the Mouse, shortlisted for the 1996 Mother Goose Award. He lives in Croydon, Surrey.
Release date NZ
October 5th, 2007
Illustrated by Ian Andrew
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Interest Age
From 8
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