The Adventures of Odysseus Book Review

The Adventures of Odysseus Book Review

Title :The Adventures of Odysseus

Author: Homer (rewritten by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden)

Genre: It is a fiction and a fantasy book also about the adventures of a historical life. It has some scary mysteries. But mostly it is a myth and legend.Meet Odysseus the king of Ithaca and a fearless warrior. Follow him into wars, distress, jealousy and anger. He is very decisive. Try and find out what will happen. Will he survive or not ? Will he see his beloved  family ever again? Find out his beastly heartbreaking adventures in this book.Curiously, in this book Odysseus came across a new land full of animals. When he hobbled closer he noticed there was a beautiful woman who turned his crew members into pigs! He tries to stop her. But will he succeed to get his crew members back? If he does, will they still be pigs? Also find out about Odysseus’ brutal encounter with a cyclops, whose father is the mighty sea God Poseidon.  When Odysseus finally comes back to his homeland he finds greedy, selfish suitors, who want to marry his wife, have taken over his whole kingdom.I would probably recommend this book to my cousin and my brother since they both really like fighting and gory stuff like you can see in this book (it’s very gruesome).


By Imogen, Year 5
Odysseus front cover
Title : The Adventures of Odysseus

Author:  Hugh Lupton,Daniel Morden

Genre: Myth/Legend

Character Profile: Odysseus, King of Ithaca, sets on a voyage to Troy but when he returns,his voyage is much more strenuous. He is an intelligent man but will he get through?

Most Exciting Event: Odysseus finds an island with loads of cattle. He decides to go and have a rest before eating them but a giant with only one eye wants to eat Odysseus and his crew. Will he make it out?

Most Unusual Event: A witch turns Odysseus’ men into pigs but she feeds them before so they’re big and fat. Will Odysseus save the day?

Scariest Event: He goes to The land of the Dead where he gets his future told. He also sees his mother who wasn’t there before!!!!!!!

Recommendations: I would recommend it to children aged 7 -13 but also for people who don’t get scared easily, since it is very frightening.

Rating: 5/5

By Ilir, Year 5

Peppers Are Growing!!!

Year 5 at Michael Faraday Primary School have been growing 6 different kinds of peppers called: Antohi Romanian, Friggitello, Jalapeno, Hungarian hot wax, Golden bell and Red cherry. Each pupil from each table had 3 little seeds to put in the plant pot then they had to water their plants. The plants are now growing and 2 people have two water the plants every school morning to help them grow. Everyone is hoping to get a few peppers from their plants so they can enjoy eating their peppers.



Blog By Mario and Cleashei. Year 5

Arrival of baby chicks to Esther’s class

We’re really excited to be getting 14 chicken eggs!  They should be arriving on Monday 9th of May and we’ll receive the chicken eggs along with an incubator. We’re going to keep a careful eye on them for 3 days until they start to hatch, then, once they hatch, we’re going to share half with Emily’s class. ‘Chirpy Boy’ sounds like a good name for one of them!  We’ll post lots of pictures when we have them.

Fendy and Saida Year 5

Year 5 Sarah-Jane’s class History Topic – Shakespeare

Since it’s the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we have been learning about his life. Here are some facts about him:

  • he was born on April 23rd 1564 and died on 1616
  • he was a poet as well as a playwright
  •  he was in an acting group called ‘The Chamberlain Men’
  • because of the plague all of the theaters were shut down and Shakespeare found that times were hard but The Ural of Southampton liked his plays so he offered to give him money if he produced plays for him

This is one of the subjects we have been learning about. I hope you have learnt something new.

By Masood & Jamiratu Year 5a Sarah-Jane’s class