After Pinocchio, Ulysses: another wonderful interactive adventure, brought to you by Elastico
Interactive book for iPad
Link to APPLE STORE
Available from App Store—price €3.99
Compatible with iPad, requires iOS 4.2 or later
Languages: Italian and English
BOOKS TO PLAY, a series of interactive books inaugurated by Elastico with the popular Pinocchio for iPad-iPhone-iPod Touch, proudly presents a new title: The Voyage of Ulysses. The greatest of all classics, told as only Elastico knows how—with lots of interaction, perfectly integrated into the story, original author illustrations, animation, and music that has been specially composed for the app.
One of the greatest stories ever, closer than you’ve ever felt or heard it before.
The atmosphere of a distant, mythical past is brought to life, scene after scene, through a mere touch of the finger, transporting the reader into an unforgettable interactive adventure—through tempests, magic spells, sirens, giants, heroes, and beautiful women…Ulysses awaits his little travel companions under the walls of the city of Troy to launch his last attack and then finally set sail for Ithaca. The readers will help the Greek warriors dismount from their horses, walk through Polyphemus’ cave, help Circe mix potions in her cauldron, enter the sirens’ sea of sounds, help Penelope weave and then unpick her cloth, wander through Calypso’s sunny paradise, and come face to face with six-headed Scylla. And that’s not all—readers will have to deftly tilt their magic tablet to help Ulysses dodge the rocks and pitfalls devised by the dangerous sea-god Poseidon, and start rowing at dawn for Ithaca…
Fun and poetry. For all—little and not-so-little, boys and girls
Intuitive, enthralling interactivity, fun even for the youngest of kids; adventure and action for the boys; magical, fable-like atmospheres for the girls. And, for slightly older kids, little performance tasks and interesting information about Greek myths. The app is packed full of fun, but also poetry—the warm, engrossing author illustrations have rendered the characters lively and modern; a quality text narrated by great voice actors will transport you into the world of Ulysses; specially composed music further enhances the unforgettable atmosphere. Which will stay with you like the memories of a voyage.
Books to play
After Pinocchio, The Voyage of Ulysses is the second title in a series of classics that the Milanese publishing house Elastico is producing for iPad—Books to Play, a completely new approach to reading; a unique way of introducing new generations to great literary masterpieces, combining stories from the past with technology from the present.
Pinocchio, a publishing event
Apple Rewind’s Best Italian book for iPad in 2011; best Italian book for Macitynet.it; demo app on iPads in official Apple sales centres the world over; number one in the Book charts for two weeks in a row in the Italian iTunes store; number two in the general iPad charts; selected as App of the Week; selected for various categories by Apple in many countries. And, above all, so many enthusiastic comments from kids!
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