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Gilgamesh the Hero

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Illustrated by David Parkins

Part of the Oxford Myths and Legends Series

Gilgamesh the Hero Synopsis

A major publishing event - two of the UK's outstanding prize-winning artists working together for the first time The legend of Gilgamesh is the oldest written story, pre-dating both The Bible and The Iliad. An epic story about a quest for immortality, it also includes a legend of the Flood that is remarkably similar to the story of Noah. BLGeraldine McCaughrean has won every major prize for children's literature in this country, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and, most recently, The Blue Peter Best Book to Keep Forever Award. BLDavid Parkins is a highly acclaimed artist, and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler and Smarties awards. He received many critical accolades for God's Story with Jan Mark

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192741868
Publication date: 26th September 2002
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator: David Parkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has won every major prize for children's literature in this country, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and, most recently, The Blue Peter Best Book to Keep Forever Award. David Parkins is a highly acclaimed artist, and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler and Smarties awards. He received many critical accolades for God's Story with Jan Mark

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