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The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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LoveReading View on The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

A wonderful 21st anniversary edition of this classic collection of sixteen favourite Greek myths.

Jenny Downham, January 2011 Guest Editor, chose this book:

"I was given a book of Greek myths by my brother for my 11th birthday, I reread it so many times it fell apart in my hands and all these years later, I can still recall the stories vividly. In this version, the stories have been skillfully adapted by Geraldine McCaughrean.  It has all my favourites in it and the illustrations are stunning."

Ths is also one of Michael Rosen's favourites: "Superheroes battle with demons, gods intervene in our pleasures and fears – a bit like the spectres in our minds going through daily life, really – beautifully retold here." 

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The Orchard Book of Greek Myths Synopsis

Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408324370
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781852133733
Publication date: 27/08/1992
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408324370
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Religion / Bible Stories, Traditional Tales

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here. Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean: 'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write ...

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