Greek Myths : Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea
Atalanta is the fastest runner in the world but will only marry the man who can beat her in a race; Perseus must destroy the snake-headed gorgon, Medusa; Pandora has been given the gift of curiosity, what will happen if she opens the forbidden magic jar? Pegasus, the miraculous flying horse, has never been tamed, can Bellerophon catch him? These ten wonderful tales from the world of Greek mythology are perfect for reading aloud to younger children. The stories are told by Sally Pomme Clayton, one of the UK's most spellbinding storytellers, with beautiful, glowing illustrations by the award-winning artist Jane Ray. Included are notes and a map showing the real places in Greece that are connected with the stories.
- Hardback | 80 pages
- 214 x 278 x 12.7mm | 589.67g
- 09 Oct 2012
- Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
- col. Illustrations
'It is not often that books on Greek mythology for children manage to present full and accurate accounts of the stories in a lively and accessible style. This book certainly succeeds on that count, as it does on many others... The narrative in all ten stories is pacy and lively dialogue helps maintain this... The illustrations are vibrant, certainly capturing the colours and sunshine of the Aegean.' English 4-11 'The reader's pleasure is greatly enhanced by Jane Ray's subtly stylized illustrations which complement the stories perfectly. I have been lucky enough to hear the author re-telling Greek legends in one of her storytelling performances before a spellbound audience. She uses the same storytelling technique in this book; the stories are plainly meant to be read out loud. I'm sure that children of 6 and up will be as enchanted as I was.' Historical Novel Society 'A good introduction for a child who hasn't met these stories before.' The Book Maven 'Perfect stories for reading aloud.' Armadillo especially good for reading aloud...beautiful, glowing illustrations Parents in Touch 'luminously lovely' The Times
About Sally Pomme Clayton
SALLY POMME CLAYTON is an internationally acclaimed storyteller. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She has a huge repertoire of stories, many of which feature bold heroines. She tours throughout Britain and internationally, performing at the British Museum, the Barbican and Southbank Centre. She writes for BBC Radio and theatre. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was Tales Told In Tents (9781845072780), followed by Amazons! (9781845076603) and Rama And Sita (9781845076726). JANE RAY's distinctive style has established her as a highly successful artist both for her paintings and her wrapping paper and cards. Increasingly well-known too as an illustrator, her picture books have attracted enormous attention around the world. Her other title for Frances Lincoln is Ahmed and the Feather Girl (9781845079888).