Incredible Quests Epic Journeys in Myth and Legend by Philip Steele


Incredible Quests Epic Journeys in Myth and Legend by Philip Steele

Here, discover the great myths and legends of journeys and quests among different cultures, and learn how they came about and what they mean. This book includes Thor , Odysseus , Sindbad , Gilgamesh , and the Quest for the Holy Grail . Quest and journey myths from all over the world have been collected in one volume so you can compare and contrast stories from different cultures and societies. This is a collection of incredible voyages from all over the world, made in the quest of honour, glory, or dazzling rewards, to challenge terrible monsters or obliterate enemies. Superheroes, strange beasts and beautiful women overcome perilous obstacles, pit themselves against raging elements and visit fabulous lands. Colour photographs of real-life locations and artefacts create a superb context for young students to understand the subject. All the key themes of quests and adventurous journeys are included, with gods, heroes and monsters portrayed with beautiful fine-art illustrations, which are sure to fire a child's imagination.

About the Author

Phillip Steele is a highly experienced children's book writer. He is the author of Find Out About Ancient Egypt, Find Out About the Incas and Find Out About the Vikings, and the co-author of Raiders of the North, Swords and Samurai, Sungods and Sacrifice and Gods and Gladiators (all by Southwater). Philip's other published works include: I Wonder Why Pyramids Were Built (Kingfisher); A City Through Time (Dorling Kindersley); My Best Book Of Mummies (Kingfisher); The Incas and Machu Picchu (Prentice Hall); I Wonder Why Castles Had Moats (Kingfisher); The Egyptians and the Valley of the Kings; and Thor Heyerdhal and the Kon-Tiki Voyage (both by Prentice Hall).

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48 pages


Philip Steele
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Publication date

2nd February 2006



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