The ancient city of Troy really existed. The Trojan War that figures in Homer's two great epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, really happened. But there is much more to it. Here Robert Graves fleshes out the story in a very short book for children. The speech of the protagonists is direct and kids will relate to it. The story is told with verve and clarity. Since this is one of the greatest stories of all time, it doesn't need dressing up. The new Seven Stories edition will be elegantly designed and produced, an heirloom for future generations.