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Homer's The Odyssey

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 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 a multitude of 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.


Meet BB Gallagher

The Odyssey: A Poetic Primer  is Brian's fifth published book and first of the Poetic Primer series.

Married to Alyssa and father to Charlie, John Paul, Evelyn and Henry, he appreciates what time he gets in front of the computer to write. As publisher of Good & True, Brian is leading the future of Children's literature, one moral lesson at a time.

In what little spare time he has, Brian teaches at Belmont Abbey College, enjoys strategic board games and losing at Fantasy Football...

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What Will My Child Learn From This Story?

A dilemma that some parents face is whether or not to introduce their children to certain classics because they have some questionable scenes or characters. For instance, the epic, “The Odyssey” presents the strong moral hero, Odysseus, who faces some more adult-like vices like lust. Hence, Good and True Media has taken some of the renowned classics and made them more kid friendly without removing the elegant language or the essence of the story.

Poetic Primers focuses on the virtues that each of the heroes embodies and the poetic language of each story. In the back of each is a character development section which explains the virtues and vices present in the story and offers reflection questions for the children to relate those virtues and vices to their own lives. Together with beautiful illustrations, Poetic Primers allow younger readers to experience the epic tales of the old classic heroes while still fostering their innocence.

Sneak Peeks

12 Beautiful Double Spreads
Adventure, Mythology, Poetry
Audio Drama Companion


I hope the Poetic Primers provide a virtue-filled introduction to the classic tales of Western Civilization. The Odyssey has been retold a thousand ways but I tried to make this retelling unique by taking the nursery rhyme and elevating it to child-friendly poetry.

Meet the Illustrator

Carles Arbat

Carles was born in Bescanó, a little village in Catalonia, Spain. As a child, he was a very curious boy and often glued to “his treasure”, a box of color pencils. He used to spend countless hours scribbling on papers. On one occasion, his creative mind inspired him to paint the family dining room which made his parents quite furious. Some years later, he studied at Olot’s Art School and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Graphic Design. He immediately began his career as an illustrator for educational projects, magazines, and children’s books. He has been very busy ever since and currently lives in Barcelona where he continues to fill pages with color.

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Our Social Cause

A portion of sales from this book will go our Corporate charity, Project Sweet Peas. Project Sweet Peas is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and to those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss.

Project Sweet Peas acknowledges the importance of parental involvement in caregiving and decision-making in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and seeks to promote family-centered care (FCC) competencies in hospitals nationwide. Care packages, hospital events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, educational materials, and other Project Sweet Peas services, support the cultural, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of families as they endure life in the NICU.

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