Classic Collection: Theseus and the Minotaur

Classic Collection: Theseus and the Minotaur


By (author) Saviour Pirotta

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  • Publisher: QED PUBLISHING
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 225mm x 11mm | 292g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1781716366
  • ISBN 13: 9781781716366
  • Sales rank: 1,506,825

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Does Theseus have what it takes to defeat the Minotaur? Theseus heads to Athens to meet his father, overcoming many obstacles on his travels. Once there he discovers 14 Athenians are about to be sent to the man-eating Minotaur, who lives in an elaborate labyrinth in Crete. He volunteers, determined to prove himself a hero. Will he defeat the Minotaur? And how will he escape the labyrinth? Classic Greek Mythology Series Enjoy delving into the lives of these ancient Greek heroes. Discover their many adventures, from fighting monsters, to undertaking life-threatening tasks and attempting to achieve the impossible. Clear language and beautiful artwork makes it easier for young readers to engage with these epic stories. The Classic Greek Mythology series includes: Theseus & the Minotaur 978-1-78171-636-6 Perseus & Medusa 978-1-78171-638-0 Jason & the Golden Fleece 978-1-78171-640-3 The Twelve Tasks of Hercules 978-1-78171-642-7

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Author information

SAVIOR PIROTTA was born and educated in Malta. In 1982, he moved to England and spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. He has written over 60 books for children and adults, including Turtle Bay which won a number of awards. His work has been translated into 15 languages and he has won the English Association Award as well as Aesop Accolade in the US. He lives in Yorkshire.

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Perfect to support KS2 learning about ancient civilisations, QED have brought out a wide range of classical myths, retold in an engaging fashion which will appeal to today's children without losing the flavour of the original stories. Parents in touch