The Beasts in the Jar
Written by Lucy Coats
Illustrated by Anthony Lewis
Part of the Greek Beasts and Heroes Series
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The Beasts in the Jar by Lucy CoatsLong ago, in ancient Greece, the gods and goddesses gave the gift of storytelling to men and women, and ordered that there should be a great storytelling festival, once every seven years, near Troy, which draws entrants from far and near. Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part but finds himself diverted on his route by happenings large and small. Always, his diversions lead to wonderful stories - and here they are ...In the first volume of WHO'S WHO IN GREEK MYTHS, discover the story of creation, meet the legendary gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, the glorious Pandora, and Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun.
'A fascinating and fun collection'
'Ideal for newly independent readers. Coats'
'Perfectly written for age 7+'
'Lots of the stories are well known but are well worth retelling again. The stories are beautifully short, which means they should work well to read to a young child, or have the child read themselves, with room for a second story if required. Keep them coming!'
'All the famous stories are here, re-told in a magical way with great illustrations'
'The Gods were generous with their storytelling gifts to Lucy Coats, as her Historical knowledge and sparkling prose draw children on an exciting journey through the ancient world'
'An exceptional collection of myths...written in a lively style which breathes new life into these old legends'
'The writing is light and humorous, while colourful pictures and maps guide the reader swiftly through the mountains and seas of the classical lands. A great way of bringing the myths and legends of ancient Greece to a young audience'
'This is a very good book'
'These are lovely books which explain some quite complicated myths in relatively easy language for 6 - 9 year olds. The books are beautifully illustrated throughout which helps to bring the stories to life'
.COM 'This is a marvellous set of 12 books
'I thought this book was very good. I especially loved the monsters. Each story was only a few pages long, so i could read one each day. I would recommend anyone my age to read it'
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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
4th February 2010
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