The Orchard Book of Greek Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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RRP £12.99

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A wonderful 21st anniversary edition of this classic collection of sixteen favourite Greek myths.

Jenny Downham, January 2011 Guest Editor, chose this book:

"I was given a book of Greek myths by my brother for my 11th birthday, I reread it so many times it fell apart in my hands and all these years later, I can still recall the stories vividly. In this version, the stories have been skillfully adapted by Geraldine McCaughrean. It has all my favourites in it and the illustrations are stunning."

Ths is also one of Michael Rosen's favourites: "Superheroes battle with demons, gods intervene in our pleasures and fears – a bit like the spectres in our minds going through daily life, really – beautifully retold here."

Synopsis

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean

Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.

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Magnificent... ensuring another generation gets the best possible introduction to these classics. Good Book Guide

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

3rd October 2013

ISBN

9781408324370

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