Arachne, the Spider Woman

Arachne, the Spider Woman

Paperback First Greek Myths

By (author) Saviour Pirotta, Illustrated by Jan Lewis

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  • Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 200mm x 4mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 20 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843627809
  • ISBN 13: 9781843627807
  • Sales rank: 551,461

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Arachne is always boasting that her weaving is better than the goddess Athena's. So Athena decides to teach the boastful girl a terrible lesson...Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

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Author information

Saviour Pirotta is an award-winning author who has written many books for children, ranging from folktale and fiction to factual books. His Frances Lincoln picture books, Joy to the World and Turtle Bay have won numerous awards and been translated into several languages. He has retold several stories for Orchard, including the popular The Sleeping Princess and Other Fairy Tales from Grimm and The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths. Saviour lives in Brighton. Jan Lewis has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years, ranging from board books to young fiction. Her most successful title is the best-selling Orchard novelty book, The Secret Princess Handbook. She also illustrated a delightful series of board books for Orchard, based on popular nursery rhymes and Christmas carols. Jan lives in Berkshire.

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"'Remarkable retellings of these old stories using vivid, glorious language.' National Literacy Association"