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Greek Myths

Greek Myths

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By (author) Ann Turnbull, Illustrated by Sarah Young

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 270mm x 24mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1406300837
  • ISBN 13: 9781406300833
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 228,671

Product description

This is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of "Theseus and the Minotaur", "Persephone", "King Midas", "Ariadne", "Orpheus and Eurydice", and "Echo and Narcissus" are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. This is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction into the fascinating world of Greek mythology brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.

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Ann Turnbull has written more than thirty books and stories, including picture books and short fiction, but she is best known for her novels. Some of her most notable achievements include, No Shame, No Fear, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Award as well as the Guardian Fiction Prize. Its sequel, Forged in the Fire, and Pigeon Summer, were both shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. Sarah Young is a painter, printmaker, maker, and illustrator. She has worked as an illustrator for many years best known for her black and white scraperboard work. Sarah, who lives in Worthing in Sussex, has exhibited her prints and paintings at many galleries and exhibitions around the country.