The Wooden Horse of Troy by John Malam, Peter Rutherford


The Wooden Horse of Troy by John Malam, Peter Rutherford

Young readers will love these timeless tales of heroism, gods and monsters. The Trojan prince Paris has abducted Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus. It is a crime that will unite all of Greece's armies against the kingdom of Troy. In a 10 year siege, brave warriors will fight and both sides will suffer great bloodshed. It contains humorous cartoon-style illustrations and adopts a narrative approach that encourages readers to get emotionally involved with the characters. It includes 'Ask the storyteller' boxes, which give peripheral details about the narrative and the characters involved. The book features an introduction to Greek storytelling, a glossary and index, as well as a 'Who's who' section with a pronunciation guide. It supports Key Stage 2 History and English and helps achieve the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14

About the Author

John Malam studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire. Peter Rutherford was born in Ipswich. He studied illustration and animation at Ipswich Art College and then worked as an Art Director in several London advertising agencies.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 7-11 years


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Publication date

1st August 2004



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