Three books. Three worlds. One masterful storyteller. Dive into these captivating retellings of stories from classic Greek mythology, Homer’s The Odyssey, and Norse mythology from Newbery Honoree Padraic Colum—now available together in a collectible boxed set!
The Golden Fleece takes readers into classic Greek mythology with Jason and the Argonauts and their fascinating epic about life, war, and the astounding beings who lived in a time long past. Join Odysseus on his famous journey in The Children’s Homer. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended. The Children of Odin takes readers to the city of Asgard, a place defended by Thor, where gods, dragons, and giants walk free in this collection of thrillingly told Norse sagas.
Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was a poet, a playwright, and a leader of the Irish Renaissance, but he is best known for his works for children, including The Children of Odin and The Golden Fleece (a Newbery Honor Book).