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This dramatic comic-strip retelling of the Greek myths brims with victories and tragedies, great heroes and fearsome monsters. Includes Pandora's Box, Arion and the Dolphins, Orpheus and Eurydice, The Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Daedalus and Icarus, Perseus and the Gorgon's Head, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Arachne versus Athene. If I could make these stories more accessible, I realized, kids wouldn't have to wait until they were grown-up to appreciate them. Theseus wanted to kill the hairy Minotaur because a lot of weak tributes from Athens got sent each year and it wasn’t fair. Watch in awe as the heroes and monsters leap to life: Perseus the Gorgon-slayer, the dreaded Minotaur, mighty Heracles, ill-fated Icarus and the awe-inspiring goddess Athene.
Beautiful book, bought off the back of my son's enjoyment of the King Arthur book by the same author. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. The stories include ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’, ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’, ‘Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head’.
The tale begins on page 24 with King Acrisius packing his wife and child in a chest and setting them adrift on the sea. The way this book is designed is perfect for introducing Greek Mythogy at a young age expanding their understanding of culture and classic "old school" literature. Dust Jackets are not guaranteed and when still present, they will have various degrees of tear and damage.
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The Greek myths are among the greatest, most exciting stories ever told and feature some of the world’s best loved heroes and heroines. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Ranging from Shakespeare to Noah’s Ark and other Bible Stories, to the adventures of Robin Hood, she creates a way it can be accessible for children. There is more room for details in the background and the emphasis is placed on characters, feelings and events because of this.Each page flows in lines of the comic strip with a written narrative underneath each strip and within the frames bubbles are used to emphasize the story and generally add silly humour to the character's reactions to what is going on around them. Marcia Williams traveled extensively as a child and was educated in Sussex, England, and Switzerland. There were some new myths like "Arion and the Dolphins" and "Orpheus and Eurydice" that I never heard of before reading this book. The violence is there though only shown with a drip of blood here and there and obviously dead bodies; this may be an issue with some parents.