Dateline: Troy

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By Paul Fleischman
Publisher Candlewick
Dateline: Troy
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An instant classic for schools and libraries!The Trojan War is ancient history. Yet, as Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reveals, the story of the ILIAD is as current as this mornings newspaper.The legend of the Trojan War, with its twists of tragedy and powerful portraits of human nature, has transfixed listeners and readers for thousands of years. Now Paul Fleischman retells Homers epic poem the ILIADingeniously juxtaposing each episode with newspaper clippings of modern events from the First World War through to the Gulf Warto reveal astonishing parallels between the ancient world and our own. In proud Achilles, crafty Odysseus, and lovestruck Paris, we recognize our own leaders, enemies, and nextdoor neighbors. In their misbegotten battles we perceive the waste of modern warfare. Enthralling storytelling as well as a penetrating look at the unending nature of war, DATELINE: TROY will leave readers with the enduring sense that history is now.

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7385 words7,385 words
80 pages80 pages
Lexile 860LLexile 860L
Grade 7 to 12Grade 7 to 12
Published 1996Published 1996

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