Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning London based illustrator, comic artist and writer. She has had two graphic novels published: The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Best Book Award at the 2013/14 British Comic Awards) and The One Hundred Nights of Hero. She illustrated Bloomsbury's retelling of The Story of Tutankhamun, written by Patricia Cleveland-Peck. Isabel has worked with a variety of clients including The Guardian, Nobrow Press, National Trust and the New York Times. In 2011 she won The Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize. She enjoys illustrating all things historical.
Imogen Greenberg is a London based writer. She has four children’s books published in collaboration with her sister, award-winning illustrator Isabel Greenberg. Imogen loves writing history books and myths for children, alongside working in arts and theatre administration.
Sisters Imogen and Isabel Greenberg make brilliant use of the comic book/graphic novel format to tell stories of Athena, probably the most appealing of all the Greek goddesses, weaving different myths into one coherent adventure. It starts as Athena springs from Zeus's head fully armed and 'ready to do battle in the world'; next is the story of her relationship with Athens and, more crucially, rivalry with Poseidon, then interventions in human lives with Perseus and Arachne (the latter a good learning experience for the goddess), before the lead up to the Trojan war and finally the wanderings of Odysseus. The stories are unbeatable and text and illustrations do them full justice. A terrific introduction to the world of Greek mythology and a great bit of storytelling.
'A feminist fairy-tale, which I recommend if you're looking for a Christmas present for a teenage girl... A wondrously intricate book, and a witty attack on the patriarchy, this is an instant classic.' Rachel Cooke, an Observer Book of the Year From the author who brought you The Encyclopedia of Early Earth comes another Epic Tale of Derring-Do. Prepare to be dazzled once more by the overwhelming power of stories and see Love prevail in the face of Terrible Adversity! You will read of betrayal, loyalty, madness, bad husbands, lovers both faithful and unfaithful, wise old crones, moons who come out of the sky, musical instruments that won't stay quiet, friends and brothers and fathers and mothers and above all, many, many sisters.
Winner of the Best Book Award at the 2014 British Comic Awards Readers! This book is not a real encyclopedia! It is an epic work of fiction, detailing the many tales and adventures of one lonely storyteller, on a quest for Enlightenment and True Love. This book contains many stories, big and small, about and pertaining to the following things: Gods, monsters, mad kings, wise old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, strife, mystery, bad science, worse geography, and did we already mention true love? Critics are saying it is probably the best thing since sliced bread. Maybe even since bread knives.
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