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Greek Myths

Greek Myths

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Marcia Williams retells the stories of Pandora and her little box of horrors, and Perseus the Gorgon slayer in her distinctive, witty and accessible style. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. In this book you'll find eight favourite myths - 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 Ariachne and the goddess Athene. Written in horizontal comic strip fashion, this book retells eight Greek Myths in a humorous and fun way. This dramatic comic-strip retelling of the Greek myths brims with victories and tragedies, great heroes and fearsome monsters.

If you are under 16, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before submitting or ask your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf. As this is a comic style book, the pictures vary in sizes and it does appear to seem quite busy that there is a lot going on within the pictures yet I find that this would attract the children because they can look deeper into the pictures and see what is happening. The author does a nice job of preserving the original myth while still simplifying it enough for young readers to understand.

Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab . Panels and spreads brimming with color, decorative detail, and nonstop action make each tale a pleasure to look at, and speech bubbles add modern humor.

Her unique style has produced such vivid works and action-packed books as GOD AND HIS CREATIONS: TALES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT. I gave this book three stars because even though i did enjoy this book I felt as if it was not one of the BEST children's books I have read. In this book you'll find the stories of Perseus, slayer of Medusa the gorgon; tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice; daring Heracles who fearlessly completed twelve Labours, and many more.In this collection, Williams retells eight myths using simple language and a unique comic-strip format. Though some of the stories are a little hard to follow, and shortened so much that the long names make up a large proportion of the overall letter count, my 7-year-old really likes this comic book version of some of the most famous Greek myths. In the ‘Twelve Tasks of Heracles’ the comic strip medium is shown to particular advantage – the tasks are described in the text and the way Heracles tackles them is shown in the pictures.

This irreverently funny book is just right for children 9 and up who shy away from anything that smacks of schoolwork and can be a bridge to territory they might otherwise never visit. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from.Readers, from reluctant to eager, will be attracted by the colorful illustrations, the artistry, and the wit with which Ms. Her books are something I can see children getting excited about at story time as they have pictures to follow which are sometimes amusing, I think would be a great way of getting children to understand sometimes complicated stories, and have fun. Wonderful art and a great way to introduce children to the myths, exciting reading for older reluctant readers and a fun way for adult classicists to see the tales told in a new light.

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