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Sylvie Baussier studied General Literature before becoming an editor of encyclopaedias and a journalist. She now devotes herself fully to the work of writing for children. She lives in France. Almasty is a creative agency specialising in art direction, editorial design, animation, illustration and yeti sightings. Their clients include Usbek and Rica magazine, EDF and Arte. Almasty is based in Paris.
Stylish and artfully designed, this book is jam-packed with enough information on the Greek gods and heroes to satisfy even the most inquisitive reader. Forty different characters, from Gaia, Cronus and Zeus to Electra, Achilles and Odysseus, are featured on double page spreads; boxes of text tell their stories with impressive brevity, while extra gobbets of information are conveyed via shorter text boxes or in captions that accompany the stylised, colour illustrations. It’s a book that encourages browsing, while simultaneously making clear the timeline and interconnectedness of the various gods and heroes. This is the latest in an eye-catching and effect series.
The angriest gods... the bravest mortals... the 40 most iconic Greek gods and heroes of all time are here! In this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how the Greek mythology sparked humankind's imagination and why these epic stories have been retold for thousands of years. Meet the king of the gods and the ruler of the seas, uncover the horrors of the underworld, discover the allure of Aprhodite and learn about the triumphs and tragedies that befell the ancient world's biggest stars. From Gaia, the goddess of the earth, to Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca, these are the 40 gods and heroes to learned about by all: Gaia; Cronus; Zeus; Themis; Hera; Hestia; Prometheus; Pandora; Hades; Demeter; Persephone; Aphrodite; Hephaestus; Ares; Athena; Poseidon; Apollo; Artemis; Asclepius; Hermes; Dionysus; Perseus; Sisyphus; Oedipus; Antigone; Heracles; Orpheus; Jason; Medusa; Minotaur; Theseus; Ariadne; Phaedra; Tantalus; Helen; Agamemnon; Iphigenia; Electra; Achilles; Odysseus. Each spread presents a single figure, highlighting key facts about their family tree, conflicts, enemies, allies and lovers, along with a fun, illustrated depiction of them that calls out elements of their dress and associated symbols and objects. Each god, mortal and monster is a legend in their own right, but who will you choose as your hero? Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons: Black Music Greats, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Fantastic Footballers, Music Legends and People of Peace.