Giant Stories by David West


Giant Stories by David West

Ten wonderful retellings of ancient myths and legends all about giants. These stories are taken from ancient Greek, Celtic, Indian, Inuit and European cultures. Some readers will be familiar with, such as the battle between David and Goliath. Others will be less familiar, such as the Mayan story of the Cabracan where the hero twins destroy the fearsome mountain shaker. Myths and ancient civilisations are a core element of the curriculum at KS2 and inclusions in this series, Ten of the Best Myths, of stories from Mayan, Japanese, Indian, Roman, Persian and American cultures - an many others - will both fascinate and educate young readers.

About the Author

David West is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of children's information books. He has produced over 500 titles on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science. Some of his best known titles include Brain Surgery for Beginners, Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World and Dinosaurs in My Street. David went to art school in Kingston-upon-Thames and Harrow, where he specialised in information graphics. He lives in south west London with his wife, two sons, a cat and a goldfish who's over 14 years old. When he's not illustrating, writing and designing he can be found fishing for salmon in Scottish rivers or painting portraits for fun.

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24 pages


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Publication date

28th August 2014



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