odyssey

Od·ys·sey

[od-uh-see]

noun
1. an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus’s adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.

2. a long series of wanderings or adventures,especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc. (dictionary.com)

Fun Fact: The Odyssey Award is an annual award conferred by the American Library Association upon the publisher of “the best audio book produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States”. It recognizes production quality in all respects, considering such things as narration, sound quality, background music and sound effects. It is named for Homer’s eighth century epic poem Odyssey, which was transmitted orally, to remind us modern people of the ancient roots of storytelling. (WIKIPEDIA)


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