Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull

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A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths welcomes readers of all ages into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle.

Enter a world where anything is possible. A god might be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph may be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters. Ann Turnbull’s compelling prose enlivens sixteen of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice, from Pandora’s unlucky curiosity to the greed of King Midas to many more age-old tales filled with drama and romance. In vivid, expressive detail, Sarah Young’s fine-art illustrations bring this golden world to life, capturing creatures from Cerberus, the threeheaded dog, to the sinister snake-haired Medusa.

About Ann Turnbull

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Ann Turnbull has written numerous books for young readers, including No Shame, No Fear and Forged in the Fire. She lives in Shropshire, England. Sarah Young is a painter, printmaker, and illustrator best known for her black-and-white scratchboard work. She lives in Sussex, England.
Published November 9, 2010 by Candlewick. 168 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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But the parent or grandparent thinking to buy this book can be reassured: gods and mortals are generally described as simply falling in love, or being pierced by Eros' arrows, and the blood and gore on offer is no more than many books and television programmes offer children every day.

Nov 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Greek Myths

Add the lovely illustrations by Sarah Young, and the Greek myths pop to life on the page in Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull.

Feb 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Greek Myths

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