Corydon And The Island Of Monsters by Tobias Druitt

Corydon And The Island Of Monsters

Written by Tobias Druitt

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This is the first book of an exciting debut trilogy from Tobias Druitt and it's a definite must-read, so be sure to check out the second book, Corydon and the Fall of Atlantis. Set in the time of the Greek Myths the book follows Corydon who is born with a goat’s leg. In his travels he comes across sphinx, gorgons and other mythological monsters and befriends them before taking on Zeus and the other gods in an epic battle. This book is guaranteed to inspire those with a keen imagination.


Corydon And The Island Of Monsters by Tobias Druitt

A funny retelling of the Greek myth of the three gorgons, through the eyes of a young shepherd boy. Corydon is thrown out of his village for being born with a goat's leg. Captured by pirates and put into a show with other monsters, he finds out he is the secret son of Pan.


'If you love scary myths and legends, you'll love this thrilling fantasy tale.' Sunday Times

About the Author

Tobias Druitt

Tobias Druitt is the pseudonym for Diane Purkiss and her son, Michael Dowling. Diane is Tutor in English at Keble College, Oxford, and the first Oxford English Faculty member since C S Lewis and JR R Tolkien to publish a children's book. Her key academic interests are classical literature, and women in literature. Her co-author, Michael, is ten years old and one of the stars of the Channel 4 documentary: Child Genius, aired in January 2008. They live in Oxford.

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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

3rd January 2006




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