Wanted to share the classics with your kids but thought they are a little too much for their innocent minds?
Poetic Primers are the perfect fit for any parents that want to read the classics to either kids. Such classics as The Odyssey and Aesop’s Fables have been reimagined to be more kid-friendly. While still keeping the stories in their poetic forms, Poetic Primers focus on the virtues and vices the various heroes embody and face throughout their adventures. Along with stunning and vibrant illustrations, your child (and you!) are sure to treasure these books for years to come.
Both Homer's The Odyssey and Aesop's Fables feature QR code access to a free animated video version of the book. Watch the beautiful illustrations come to life and excite the child’s imagination. The video book is complemented with character voices, music and sound effects, perfect for younger readers and auditory learners.
HOMER'S THE ODYSSEY
"Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy..."
Ever been lost and want to go home? Join Odysseus as he struggles to return to his family in this epic retelling of the adventures of The Odyssey. Retold for a children's audience, Poetic Primer’s The Odyssey, is filled with vibrant illustrations while still maintaining the poetic format of the original work.
Together you and your reader can enter the world of Ancient Greece and see how our hero, Odysseus, exemplifies multiple classical virtues as he courageously slays monsters, patiently travels to magical lands, and prudently takes back his home and family. Filled with educational materials and discussion questions, The Odyssey is bound to be you and your child’s next favorite epic.
Enjoy classic tales such as “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”
Retold with simple-to-read, lyrical poetry, Aesop's Fables: A Poetic Primer is an excellent introduction to this classic. Parents can now introduce their kids to familiar tales like “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Fox and the Crow,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” and many more! Together children and parents can read and then discuss the many virtues and vices embodied in the fables by reading through the character development section in the back of the book! Poetic Primers’ character development sections teach children the virtues or vices presented in each story and provide reflection questions to help the reader put these timeless lessons into practice.
Plus, parents can now rest easy knowing that all books in our Poetic Primer series are free of adult content and filtered for an approachable reading level for younger readers. Now children can be introduced to great classics at an earlier age.
- B.B. Gallagher
- Carles Arbat