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Hardy s taken the story of the Odyssey and etold it through the eyes of an imaginary loyal dog While Odysseus is attempting to make his of an imaginary loyal dog While Odysseus is attempting to make his home from the Trojan War ARGOS THE BOAR SLAYER REMAINS AT The Boar Slayer emains at attempting to take care of Odysseus s wife and son What should have been a simple voyage home becomes much complicated as Odysseus and his men visit various islands and have a bunch of adventures along the way After blinding a Cyclops who happens to be the son of Poseidon they find themselves facing destruction Greek gods in this tale were creatures of whim and grudges During the ten years that follow Argos works hard at taking care of his master s flocks while daily seeking news of his master from any and all animal visitors to the island Thus Argos follows along by proxy his master s troubles But many on the island believe that after so long a time Odysseus must be dead thus a hundred suitors descend on Odysseus s home to court and marry his wife Argos and Telemachos struggle to contain the excesses of the suitors while trying to maintain hope that Odysseus will be coming home Hardy does a nice trying to maintain hope that Odysseus will be coming home Hardy does a nice covering ten years of time while keeping the action going both at home with Argos and through the stories of Odysseus s adventures This is a fun book for middle grade eaders who enjoy Greek mythology and stories about dogs I absolutely LOVED this so much The only complaint I have for this book is that it was a bit epetitive in the environment I ealize that this is about Odysseus dog but the story never leaves Odysseus homeland so it felt one note at times Regardless it was a very sweet story about loyalty Homeric myth Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 re tellings and the animals surrounding Odysseus home If you love dogs and ancient Greece you ll love this Argos however is aetelling However it is told from the viewpoint of Odysseus s faithful dog ArgosFor the full eview Ralph Hardy has turned the classic story of the Odyssey into something else with his book Argos The book is definitely written to entertain and Hardy goes above and beyond to achieve this goal The story of Odysseus is told from the point of view of his loyal dog Argos It tells the how Argos eceived the information of his master and his amazing journey Argos Odysseus s loyal hound also goes by the name of Boar Slayer As a cross between wolf and bear Argos is very The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity recognizable andespected and his name is known across the No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History realm As he awaits the arrival of his war torn and exhausted human From a compelling new voice in middle grade comes aeimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus’s loyal dog a thrilling tale of loyalty determination and adventureFor twenty years the great hero Odysseus struggles to eturn to Ithaka After ten years beneath the walls of Troy he begins th. ,
Rgos communicates and learns of his master s whereabouts by talking with all of the flying and swimming animals that come and go from Ithaka This book is written in a way that keeps eaders hooked and flipping through the pages The theme of the book could be identified as multiple things but the biggest theme is loyalty Ralph Hardy has written a book not only about the story of Odysseus but also about the unfaltering loyalty of his dog Argos is a very smart dog and just like any dog who has an attachment to a human he will wait until his dying day to see his master human he will wait until his dying day to see his master Argos goes to great lengths to find out where Odysseus is how he s doing and
what his next 
his next might be He communicates with a crow a teal gulls a plover a turtle a hedgehog a magpie an owl mountain eagles vultures and many animals throughout the story Argos s thoughts are voiced uite clearly and once after speaking with the crow he thought If only my master could fly I think he would surely fly home now 51 In Berlayar di Pamor Badik return for information Argos promises things ineturn To the turtle he promised that he would protect her hatchlings on the beach and make sure some made it to the safety of the water To the plover he promised protection For others he offered food and knowledge Argos stopped at nothing to eceive anything about his master s status Argos watched over and protected the family while Odysseus was away He came up with plans to keep suitors from getting close to Odysseus s wife Penelope His loyalty lay with his family and he did everything he could to keep his family together until they could actually be together under the same oof once Ralph Hardy s style of writing is narrative The story narrates the journey of Odysseus from when he left Ithaka to when he Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality returned home Hardy strives to entertain hiseaders with this book and I believe he has eached this goal It was intriguing how Hardy was able to turn a classic story into what he did He weaved in all of the details from the Odyssey while still focusing on Argos I eally liked how he worked in all of the messenger animals in the adventure An example of Argos getting information is Yes I have seen him the bat says I was on Circe s island while He Was There 116 I Thought That was there 116 I thought that was very clever that many different animals were messengers and cool that each animal had its own genuine personality I ve never The Pink Pearl really had much interest ineading the Odyssey but I Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe really thought Argos was a goodead Though I E long journey back home He defeats monsters He outsmarts the Cyclops He battles the gods He struggles to survive and do whatever it takes to eunite with his familyAnd what of that family his devoted wife Penelope; his young son Telemachos; his dog Argos For those twenty years they wait unsure if they will ever E never eally had much interest in Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela reading The Odyssey I ve always been interested in the story It s an adventure story with loss and love and determination I ve been fascinated by the obstacles Odysseus has come across but I was never interested enough to actually pick up the book Ralph Hardy wrote Argos the book I was waiting for I ve always been an animal lover and I couldn t help but see this book from across theoom and go for it They say Never judge a book by its cover but I can t help but admit that it was the cover that called to me I love dogs and Argos just looked so awesome on the cover I was very happy to find that the description of the book was of a story I d always wanted to Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction read but never could bring myself to I love all of the animals in this book and Ieally admire Argos s loyalty I never Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception really wanted to put the book down after I had picked it up for the first time or anytime after that but when I had to I couldn t wait to pick it up again and continueeading I Octavio's Journey recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the story of Odysseus but wants toead about it from a different perspective I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it s one that I may Philosophy in Social Work read again in the future When this first arrived I was intimidated by it It looked long and the topic seemed intense The Odyssey but I meally happy that we jumped Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story right into it I thought the story moved along well and it was fun toead it from the perspective of a herdhuntingprotective dog My daughter who is 75 said she would ate it a 5This "book arrived in the BYL Reading Crate themed Books At Sea I am also using it for the 2019 BYL Reading "arrived in the BYL Reading Crate themed Books At Sea I am also using it for the 2019 BYL Reading category A story based in mythology Ok book Little long and sometimes epetitive I think this might work for an upper elementary eader but for an adult I am bored to tears Moving on and donating this one to the local library I have to admit the storytelling method did wear thin and the story would ve been much intriguing if Argos has snuck with Odysseus on the adventure But I don t think it was a one star terr My 10 Year Old Disliked This Book old disliked this book much he criedHe is in the gifted accelerated 4th grade this book much he criedHe is in the gifted accelerated 4th grade drew the short end of the stick to ead this book for their book club Funny thing is he loves dogs and he enjoys Greek mythology but this b Narrated by Argos Boar Slayer loyal dog to king Odysseus Hardy Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs re tells the ancient Geek epic from Argos perspectiveThis would make a good complement to the original epic. Ee Odysseus again But Argos has found a way to track his master Any animal who sets foot or wing on Ithaka brings him news of Odysseus’s voyage and hope that one day his master willeturn Meanwhile Argos watches over his master’s family and protects them from the dangers that surround a throne without its kin.