The Comic Strip Greatest Greek Myths by Tracey Turner
  

The Comic Strip Greatest Greek Myths

Written by Tracey Turner
Illustrated by Sally Kindberg

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Fun for all readers, this is an excellent, accessible, highly illustrated and hugely entertaining introduction to the most famous Greek myths which have delighted listeners for centuries. No punches are pulled as the stories are told and their meanings are easy to understand from clues given in both text and illustrations. There is a useful Who’s Who of mythical monsters and gods at the beginning which provides a handy reference to the intricate relationships within the stories as they unfold.

The LoveReading Comment:

Murder, revenge, war, monsters, shipwreck, large wooden horses . . . the Greeks did it all first. It’s always extremely handy to know about Greek myths. Not only are they everywhere – books, films, language, the collective subconscious – it will also make you look clever. Now from Jason and the Argonauts to Helen of Troy (via Achilles’ Heel), all the essential myths – plus a few brilliant but less well-known ones – have been condensed in one hilarious volume. Featuring eye-gouging, baby-eating, liver-pecking and wooden horses, these are some of the most exciting and satisfying tales ever told . . . from the stories that created Heroes, invented Amazons, and brought you the Cyclops, centaurs and ladies with snakes in their hair. Just click here to view the other titles in the brilliantly comic ‘Comic Strip’ series, perfect for anyone from 8 to 80.

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The Comic Strip Greatest Greek Myths by Tracey Turner

For anyone from the effortlessly erudite to those who think that a myth is a female moth, it's extremely handy to know about Greek myths. Not only are they everywhere - books, films, language, the collective subconscious - it will also make you look clever. Now from Jason and the Argonauts to Helen of Troy (via Achilles' Heel), all the essential myths - plus a few brilliant but less well-known ones - have been condensed in one hilarious volume. Featuring eye-gouging, baby-eating, liver-pecking and wooden horses, these are some of the most exciting and satisfying tales ever told ...from the stories that created Heroes, invented Amazons, and brought you the Cyclops, centaurs and ladies with snakes in their hair. It was written by Tracey Turner and illustrated by celebrated cartoonist Sally Kindberg.

Reviews

Praise for The Comic Strip History of the World:

'It is all very enjoyable, and would be lapped up by anyone over eight' - Spectator

'Easy to digest account of world history. Very funny' - Angels and Urchins

Praise for The Comic Strip History of Space:

'The Comic Strip History of Space will appeal to fans of the Horrible Histories - everything there is to know about space is here and it's very very funny' - Primary Times

About the Author

Tracey Turner has written more than 50 books for children. As well as the Hard Nuts series, she has written the Comic Strip History of the World and other Comic Strip titles, and the Lost series of choose-your-own adventure books. Tracey lives in Bath.

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Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Tracey Turner
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

4th October 2010

ISBN

9781408804490

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