Orchard Greek Myths

Orchard Greek Myths

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Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection.

Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf.

"These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen

Stories included:
Theseus and the Minotaur
Pandora's Box
Perseus and Medusa
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Daedalus and Icarus
Orpheus and Eurydice
Arachne
The Wooden Horse of Troy
King Midas
Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds
Echo and Narcissus
The Twelve Labours of Heracles
Odysseus
Apollo and Daphne
Atalanta's Race
Freedom for Prometheus
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 248 x 270 x 19mm | 881g
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21st UK ed.
  • full colour
  • 1408324377
  • 9781408324370
  • 74,348

Review Text

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf. "These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen Stories included: Theseus and the Minotaur Pandora's Box Perseus and Medusa Jason and the Golden Fleece Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus and Eurydice Arachne The Wooden Horse of Troy King Midas Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Echo and Narcissus The Twelve Labours of Heracles Odysseus Apollo and Daphne Atalanta's Race Freedom for Prometheus
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Magnificent... ensuring another generation gets the best possible introduction to these classics. * Good Book Guide *
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About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 140 books and plays for both adults and children. Her awards include the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Geraldine is the first author to have been shortlisted, by librarians, for the Carnegie Medal six times, on at least one occasion in each of the past four decades, thus once again recognising the quality of her writing over the years. Geraldine has written many books for Orchard, including, The Orchard Books of Greek Gods and Goddesses, The Orchard Book of Roman Myths, and The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet. Geraldine lives in Berkshire.
Emma Chichester Clark trained at the Chelsea College of Art and The Royal College of Art before becoming a full-time illustrator. She was awarded the Mother Goose Award as the most promising newcomer to children's book illustration. She has since illustrated a number of books for Orchard including, The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses, The Orchard Book of Aesop's Fables, The Orchard Book of Roman Myths, The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales and The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. Emma's lively illustrations perfectly match the magic of each of the stories which bring all the characters strikingly to life. Emma lives in London.
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