*Kirkus Reviews STAR - Editor's Choice Award 2013 Children's Technology Review - 2013 BolognaRagazziDigital Award Finalist - 2012 Cybil Awards Finalist. A LITTLE ODYSSEY IN 26 SUPER INTERACTIVE SCENES
You’ll find Ulysses waiting for you under the walls of the city of Troy, ready to launch the last attack together before finally setting sail for Ithaca! The voyage is long and full of surprises, including storms, magic spells, sirens, giants, heroes, and beautiful women… But there’s no way he can make it without you. You’ll have to take him by the hand and help him overcome various obstacles. No one is too small, too big, or too timid for this incredible adventure. Just find the courage to… touch, tilt, and shake the magic tablet! And if you think this is girls’ stuff, well, when you see Penelope, the mysterious Circe and the beautiful Calypso, you might change your mind.
All aboard? We’re off!
-Interactivity—an array of interactive elements, with touch-sensitive animation and sound effects, moving figures you can interact with, objects you can throw and drag, or move by tilting your iPad
-Original author illustrations
-Specially composed soundtrack
-English and Italian versions
-English and Italian narration
-2D/3D engine with physical support, particle systems, shaders, flares and lots more besides, developed specifically for this app
And, what’s more, curiosities about Greek myths and historical figures, from Polyphemus to Scylla and Charybdis, from Aeolus to the Trojan horse.
Updated to iOS 12. Optimized for iPad.
Ratings and Reviews
My 2nd review ever. This is a wonderful reading experience. The narration is great, with extra reading for kids and students who like digging deeper, and also interactive things that are clever while keeping distraction to a minimum. The ingenuity of the app benefits the reading experience, doesn't take away. I teach 5th grade and this has been a great book for engaging them with history and reading about history.
Classic for today's generation
I am so impressed with this version of the classic story and a certain five-year-old is also enthralled. The illustrations, interactive parts and the narrator's voice and reading are all superb. Thank you! Now more, please
Gob smacked by its beauty!
This interactive telling of Ulysses is so amazingly beautiful, with clever interactions that engage and delight. My 8 year old son loved--and i loved it even more. Buy it. You will not be disappointed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.