A-Maze-Ing Minotaur by Juliet Rix
  

A-Maze-Ing Minotaur

Written by Juliet Rix
Illustrated by Juliet Snape

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Children as young as five years old will enjoy spotting the Minotaur hiding in the shadows of the pages in this picture book and will then want to help Theseus escape through the maze. Will Theseus kill the Minotaur? Will he be able to get out of the maze? Follow Theseus on his quest, through the Labyrinth, and see if YOU can spot where the Minotaur is lurking, and if you can follow the thread and help Theseus escape?

Juliet Rix breathes new life into a favourite Greek myth and Juliet Snape’s beautiful illustrations, inspired by real Minoan art from Crete, ensure that A-Maze-ing Minotaur is destined to become a family favourite – revisited time and again.

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A-Maze-Ing Minotaur by Juliet Rix

King Minos keeps a strange and dangerous beast in the maze of narrow corridors beneath his castle, known as the Labyrinth. This is the dreaded Minotaur who, every nine years is fed a horrible meal of seven young men and seven young girls from Athens, sent down to the Labyrinth to their deaths. Once inside the Labyrinth no one is ever able to find their way out...Theseus, prince of Athens, vows to kill the Minotaur, and he willingly sails to Crete with the other young Athenians destined to sate the beast's horrible hunger. Helped by the king's daughter, Ariadne, who has fallen in love with him, Theseus enters the Labyrinth, armed with his sword and a ball of golden thread. Unravel it as you go into the maze and you will be able to find your way out Ariadne tells the young man.

Reviews

This is a nice accessible book for introducing Greek Myths to younger children, but would also support less able readers as a topic resource for Ancient Greece curriculum projects. -- Isobel Powell The School Librarian

Young audiences will particularly enjoy spotting the monster's whereabouts as they turn the pages taking Theseus closer and closer to the deadly creature. Red Reading Hub

The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is engagingly retold with illustrations that are inspired by Minoan art. -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times

About the Author

Juliet Rix is an award winning freelance writer and broadcaster based in London. She started her career with BBC Television and Radio and writes for the Guardian, Times, Telegraph and Independent as well as magazines and websites. She lives in north London.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Juliet Rix
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

4th June 2015

ISBN

9781847806543

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