Great Greek Myths: Band 16/Sapphire by Diane Redmond


Great Greek Myths: Band 16/Sapphire by Diane Redmond

Heroes and monsters; gods and goddesses; adventure and excitement: all are to be found in this book, which contains four well-known myths and legends from Ancient Greece told in an accessible style. Find out how Theseus killed the minotaur, how Daedelus escaped from the maze and why Herakles longed for a rest! * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * A humorous magazine interview with Herakles on pages 54 and 55 help children to recap the myth of The Labours of Herakles and examine how another text type might represent the material. * Text type: Three traditional tales * Curriculum links: History: Who were the Ancient Greeks? How do we use Ancient Greek ideas today? * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

About the Author

Diane was born and educated in Lancashire. Her interest in children's books began when she used them to teach English in language schools in Italy. She returned to live in Cambridge, where she taught multi-cultural education before working as a radio and TV presenter. Diane has also been involved in script writing for TV and the stage. She was asked to write The Journey of Odysseus for a Children's Theatre, which gave her the inspiration to delve deeper into the world of the Ancient Greeks.

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Contains Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

1st September 2008



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