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In Chapters 1, Ships and Men, Ulysses starts his journey home to Ithaca. In Chapter 2, The Ciconians, Ulysses attempts to attack the Ciconians, and is. Ulysses is a war hero from the Trojan War, a war that lasted a decade. We are reading the version of The Adventures of Ulysses written by Bernard Evslin. The leader of the Greek forces returning from Troy encounters the Cyclops, the beautiful sorceress Circe and more, as he tries to ward off the anger of the gods.

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Because my son is a fan of the Riordan books, I hope he will like the Adventures of Ulysses and see the parallels.

I found myself at some points pushing myself to get through it. Leadership is when somebody takes charge and commands in a good way and tries for the best outcome not just for themselves, but for everyone around them.

Aug 28, haley rated it liked it Shelves: Bernard Evslin was an author best known for his adaptations of Greek mythology. Every child has grown up reading, or being read, tales. Where can I buy this book?

The Adventures of Ulysses Summary & Study Guide

The Land of the Dead. In each chapter there would be a new problem and Ulysses would solve it and they would then move onto a new island. The king fears incurring the wrath of the gods by breaking the laws of hospitality so he holds a banquet in honor of his guest ulyssew he learns is Ulysses. Ulysses is a very brave men and I think that he deserves to adevntures to The Elysian Fields when he dies because he is definitely a hero.


The first 30 pages were okay, and then it just went downhill from there. I was actually forced to read it as a grade.

I can’t even recall how many times I’ve watched the amazing movie of Odyssey with Armand Assante and Isabella Rosellini!!! With determination he propped open his eyes and carried every man one by one to the ship. ullysses

The Adventures of Ulysses from BookRags. Still disguised, Ulysses tells Penelope pleasing stories about Ulysses and convinces her to hold an archery contest to decide who her next husband will be. Apr 11, Ellen rated it it was amazing. Bernard Evslina graduate of Rutgers University, was an award-winning screenwriter and producer of documentary films before turning to writing in the mids.

Although he did have adfentures help from the gods at times, it is physically impossible for a mortal man, Ulysses in this case, to lift a giant rock by himself and throw it to crush some of his enemies. As the ship passes the rock, Ulysses sees the Sirens who have the bodies of hideous birds Just as the Hellenes adventurds Ithaca, Poseidon rouses the greed of several sailors who, thinking the bag holds a treasure, cut open the bag of winds which adventres them to the Island of the Winds.

The Adventures of Ulysses – Bernard Evslin – Google Books

The Ciconians rally and attack the Hellenes, forcing Ulysses and adventjres crew to retreat back to their ships leaving eighteen of their men dead on the shore.

Hyperion petitions Zeus for vengeance which is granted in the form of a sea storm which ends the lives of all of the Hellenes except Ulysses who floats on a raft.

Ulysses is about to perish along with his crew in the creepy, dull, smelly, gloomy cave. The Hellenes attempt to avoid the dangers foretold in Tartarus and sail directly to Ithaca, but their efforts are thwarted by a group of wandering rocks.


My favorites were, and still are, Snow White and the Odyssey. Ulysses is an effective leader because he shows that he is fearless, intelligent, and determined. It was pretty good; I like Greek myths so that’s probably why. Evslin did an amazing job! When Ulysses realizes that the lotus-flowers are causing his men to sleep, he carries the men to the ship individually and sets sail. Section 3, The Lotus-Eaters.

Dec 25, K. I’m especially interested in reading about all the perils Ulysses had to face in order to go home to Ithaca The Hellenes arrive at Thrinacia and are stranded for thirty days because of a storm with little game to hunt. The Odyssey continues to be one of my favorite adventure stories! Section 5, Keeper of the Winds.

In “The Sirens,” Ulysses tells his men that they must stop at Thrinacia for provisions, but if they must sail through the strait of the Sirens. I think that this book is very interesting and it was very fun to read it! Books by Bernard Evslin. I thought this book was pretty good because it had a lot of suspense, action, drama and other words that describe this story.

First, the Hellenes land on the island of the Ciconians in order to loot a small village along the coast. Jan 18, Anna Pereira evsljn it really liked it Recommends it for: