Mythology by Dugald Steer
  

Mythology

Written by Dugald Steer
Part of the Ology Series

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Enormous in its scope and in the wealth of information it offers, Mythology is a treasure trove of fact and fiction which, taken together, brings the mythology of Ancient Greece powerfully to life. Open flaps to reveal fascinating snippets of information including the plan of an ancient temple and a pop-up Pandora’s Box. There’s a piece of the golden fleece, golden oak leaves for fortune telling, an interactive Minotaur’s maze and a golden quill pen. A truly sumptuous tome that will give adults and children alike hours of delight to pore over. Also available in the 'Ology' series are Dragonology, Pirateology, Monsterology, and Wizardology.

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Mythology by Dugald Steer

Mythology is the ultimate book of gods, heroes, monsters and mythical beasts of ancient Greece. It is packed with novelties including a gold quill and writing paper, a pop-up Pandora’s Box and golden oak leaves for fortune telling.

Written by Lady Hestia Evans in 1825, Mythology is based on the record of her travels through Greece, where she discovers the wonders of the ancient myths: the tales of mighty gods and fearless heroes who battle the merciless beasts of legend.

It is only when Ladia Hestia's friend John Oro uses her book as a guide for his own trip to Greece, annotating as he travels, that you begin to realise that the true power of these immortal gods might not be constrained to the past . . .

With his insatiable appetite for the fascinating antiquities he discovers, can John control his greed, or will he suffer the wrath of a vengeful ancient god.

Here the Ology series ventures further back in history than ever before, to the time of gods and monsters, myths and legends, to produce a Pandora's Box of information, excitement and intrigue.

Reviews

“A feast of a book, Mythology is a wonderfully creative spoof of authenticity. Put together as diaries … it’s really a bumper book of information. Greek mythology , art and architecture, language, pottery and much more are all touched on in a variety of creative ways, making it perfect for absorbing plenty of facts while gently browsing.” - The Guardian

“Dugald Steer’s gorgeous Mythology and Field Guide to Dragons (Templar) look like two of the most covetable titles you’ll see on the shelves”. - Publishing News

About the Author

Dugald Steer

Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 and lives in Surrey. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain, living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time.

Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing, for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. He has written a large number of books, including Mythical Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story and The Night Tiger among others. He has also made contributions to many of Templar’s best known series’, including Maurice Pledger’s Peek and Find series, and Derek Matthews’ highly successful Happy Snappy® series, for which he has written many books. He has edited many other books, has created Picture This... and Alphabet with Alison Jay and has also written The Toys’ Easter Surprise and the Little Mouse series. Dugald has wrote the handbook How to Be a Knight which he recently followed up with How to be an Explorer. Dugald Steer is the author of the hugely successful Ology™ series that includes Dragonology™ and Monsterology™ (writing as Dr. Ernest Drake), Egyptology (as Emily Sands), Wizardology™ (as the wizard Merlin!), Pirateology™ (as Capt. William Lubber) and Mythology (as Lady Hestia Evans), as well as the Ology™ handbooks, model packs, field guides and the Dragonology™ Pocket Adventures. After the success of The Dragon’s Eye, Dug is working on the forthcoming second novel in The Dragonology™ Chronicles – The Dragon Diary, as well as the top-secret seventh title in the Ology series!

‘In the library with Dugald Steer’ - quick fire questions and answers from the author of the Ology books

The Hobbit, by JRR Tollkien

The [insert the name of your diet plan here] plan diet

An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears

Far too long a list. For modern children’s writers, try Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Storud, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Horowitz, Karl Hiaasen, Marcus Sedgwick and that nice Potter lady

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Thousand Nights and a Night, by Unknown

Three authors: Michael Moorcock, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis

In the morning

Merlin, from Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur

Sir Francis Bacon aka William Shakespeare

Honorificabilitudinitatibus

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
28 pages
Interest Age: 8+

Author

Dugald Steer
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Author's Website

www.ologyworld.com

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

3rd September 2007

ISBN

9781840118933

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