Do you believe in one-eyed monsters? Greek gods? This week, readers from two Washington, D.C. schools - Kimball Elementary and Jefferson Academy - discuss Mary Pope Osborne’s take on Homer’s classic adventure “Tales from the Odyssey.” Mary talks about writing a modern take on Odysseus - as well as her best-selling “Magic Treehouse” series. Our celebrity reader is John Dryden, a veteran of BBC radio dramas and head of scripted content for the podcast network Panoply Media. Kitty Felde is host.
Do you believe in Cyclops? Were they real? Check out this article about how archeologists are helping us better understand Greek mythology.
Favorite Books from Kimball Elementary:
Serendipity - Stephen Cosgrove
El Deafo - Cece Bell
Favorite Books from Jefferson Academy
The Rose that Grew from Concrete - Tupac Shakur
Atlanta Falcons: 50 Seasons - Arthur Blank and I.J. Rosenberg
Magic Treehouse - Mary Pope Osborne
Mary Pope Osborne's Favorite Book:
The Long Winter - Laura Ingals Wilder
Many thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for supporting this episode. The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.