Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman
(The Gilgamesh Trilogy)

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Gilgamesh, half god and half man, becomes a cruel tyrant driving his people to despair. But Enkidu, the "uncivilized" beast shows the evil leader what true friendship means. This is an interpretation of one of the world's oldest written stories.
 

About Ludmila Zeman

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Accomplished filmmaker, author, and illustrator LUDMILA ZEMAN was born in the Czech Republic. She is the daughter of well-known Czech film director Karel Zeman. Ludmila worked on major motion pictures early in her career, and she went on to create her own short animated films including the award-winning Lord of the Sky for the National Film Board of Canada. Besides films, Ludmila's storytelling talent and unique design has been expressed in countless children's picture books. She's received numerous awards as the author and illustrator of the Gilgamesh and Sindbad trilogies and The First Red Maple Leaf. Ludmila received a Governor General's Award for Illustration for her book, The Last Quest of Gilgamesh. Ludmila lives in Montreal, Quebec.
 
Published October 1, 1992 by Methuen young books. 24 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Mesopotamian epic about a tyrannical king who finds his humanity and embarks on a quest for immortality here takes shape as a trio of books: Gilgamesh the King, The Revenge of Ishtar and The Last

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The Mesopotamian epic about a tyrannical king who finds his humanity and embarks on a quest for immortality here takes shape as a trio of books: Gilgamesh the King, The Revenge of Ishtar and The Last Quest of Gilgamesh.

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The Mesopotamian epic about a tyrannical king who finds his humanity and embarks on a quest for immortality here takes shape as a trio of books: Gilgamesh the King, The Revenge of Ishtar and The Last

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