I’m hoping to find a way for my 12-year-old daughter and I to read *The Odyssey * together before summer’s over.
What we’re interested in doing is a film/lit project. After seeing O Brother, Where Art Thou? about 1,000,000,000 times, she wants to check out The Odyssey to see where the parallels are. She knows some of the plot from watching a lot of PBS during her younger years, and has already drawn some parallels between the two works. She’s obviously interested and I want to encourage it.
I’ve only read snippets of I]The Odyssey *, but it seems like the writing and length might be a tad daunting for a two-week project. I’m looking for a youth edition of the work that retains the main plot elements and spirit while making for easier reading than “adult” translations. Is there such a thing? If so, where can we get it?
Thanks for your help!