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Greek Myths

Written by Marcia Williams

Illustrated by Marcia Williams

Greek Myths Synopsis

Eight favourite Greek myths - illustrated in colourful, cartoon-strip style! The Greek myths are among the greatest, most exciting stories ever told and feature some of the world's best loved heroes and heroines. In this book, you'll find the stories of Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Arachne and the goddess Athene. Each of these tales has been retold with lively text and dramatic cartoon style, making them accessible and fun for young children.

Greek Myths Press Reviews

Williams is one of our very best retellers of the classics. * The Independent on Sunday * Crammed with hilarious, minutely detailed strip drawing. Smashing. * The Guardian * Terrific ... irresistibly entertaining. * The Daily Telegraph * I defy anybody not to laugh out loud ... It's also uncannily accurate. * Books for Your Children * Eight legends retold with pith and punch ... The strip-cartoon style makes the stories feel new. * The Independent on Sunday * Featured/recommended in Greece article * Travel for Kids *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406303476
Publication date: 1st September 2006
Author: Marcia Williams
Illustrator: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams is a successful author and illustrator and, with her distinctive cartoon-strip style, has now illustrated and retold many literary classics for children, including The Iliad and the Odyssey and Mr William Shakespeare's Plays. Marcia lives in Barnes, London.

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