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    Greek Myths (Paperback) By (author) Ann Turnbull, Illustrated by Sarah Young

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    DescriptionThis title 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. It is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.


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    Title
    Greek Myths
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Turnbull, Illustrated by Sarah Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 269 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781406339383
    ISBN 10: 1406339385
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: TRD
    BIC subject category V2: YFJ
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000, JUV022020
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    DC23: 398.20938
    Thema V1.0: YFA, YFJ
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Walker Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Walker Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ann Turnbull has written more than 30 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 and illustrator. She has worked as an illustrator for many years and is 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.
    Review quote
    "One word keeps coming to mind when looking at this book: lavish. Sixteen well-known stories are presented here, in a book positively overflowing with brightly coloured illustrations. Generous use of gold makes the book feel even more special, and the only danger, if you buy it for a child, is that you may not be able to bring yourself to give it away." (www.thebookbag.co.uk) "Ann Turnbull's re-tellings are as elegant as the book's classically influenced illustrations by Sarah Young... The production - from the cover dusted with shimmering gold to the white text on the back page when Orpheus enters the underworld - makes this volume a work of art." (Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times) "A generous large-format hardback that feels like a treat. Here are some of the greatest stories ever told... A book for keeps." (The Herald)"