|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General|
|JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology|
|Size:||11.00in x 9.00in|
|From The Publisher*||Journey into a world of gods, goddesses, heroes, extraordinary creatures, and fantastic monsters with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Ancient Greek mythology for kids.|
Perfect for children aged 7 to 9, this collection contains enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before.
Including the saga of Theseus and the Minotaur, the 12 labors of Herakles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, making them easy for children to understand while still retaining the humor and intrigue of the original tales. Each one is brought to life with stunning illustrations by multi-award-winning artist Katie Ponder, which breathe new life into these classic stories.
Additional feature pages and maps delve deeper into the mythical world, including profiles of the gods and a map detailing Odysseus' long, monster-filled voyage home from the Trojan War. The reference section provides key background information to the stories, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, including centaurs and unicorns.
Greek Myths is the perfect gift for children to explore by themselves or as bedtime stories and will be treasured forever.
|Biographical Note||Jean Menzies runs a podcast about classics and mythology called That's Ancient History and regularly uploads to her YouTube channel, youtube.com/bookishthoughts, where she discusses literature and history. She has spoken about ancient history and mythology to audiences of all ages, and taught mythology and ancient history to university students.|
Katie Ponder received her degree in Illustration from Falmouth University in the UK. She won the AOI Book Award for new talent in 2014 and in 2017 she was shortlisted for the Folio Society Award. She was winner of the 2017 House of Illustration People's Choice Award. In October 2017, she won the Glyndebourne Art Award and her work was used as the cover of the Glyndebourne 2017 On Tour program. Her work has been featured in prestigious publications including VAROOM, SOFFA, Communication Arts, and DPI Magazine, and exhibited at Somerset House, The Lyric Theatre, and Glyndebourne opera house.