Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean

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From the prize-winning author and illustrator of Greek Myths and Greek Gods and Goddesses comes this wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, freshly retold and made accessible for today's readers.

Here are all the famous myths: the birth of Venus, the founding of Rome, how the sacred geese saved the city from the Gauls -- stories that reflect the drama and the power that was Rome. Here are all the great gods and goddesses, brought vividly to life: Jupiter, the king of the gods; Juno, his wife; warrior Mars; Mercury the messenger; Diana, the goddess of hunting; as well as many of the lesser gods and goddesses who controlled every aspect of Roman life.

Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations, inspired by Roman art and culture, perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's retellings.


About Geraldine McCaughrean

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Children and young adult novelist Geraldine McCaughrean was born in Enfield, England and educated at Christ Church College, Canterbury. She worked as a secretary at Thames Television and later worked for a London publishing house. Her writing career includes the retelling of such classics as "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," "The Canterbury Tales" and "The Bronze Cauldron: Myths and Legends of the World," which is a collection of stories from all over the world. McCaughrean has won the Whitebread Award for "A Little Lower Than the Angels," the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal for "A Pack of Lies," and the Beefeater Children's Novel Award for "Gold Dawn. Emma Chichester Clark was born in London, England, but grew up in Ireland. In 1975 she went back to England to attend the Chelsea School of Art in London. After completing her undergraduate degree, she enrolled at the Royal College of Art for her master's degree. She was approached by an editor at London publisher Bodley Head to illustrate for her first children's book entitled, Listen to This. Clark is considered one of England's most distinguished picture book creators. She has written and illustrated many of her own picture books while also creating accompanying artwork for numerous stories, picture books, anthologies, and retellings by other writers, including Roald Dahl. In her own books, which include Up in Heaven, The Story of Horrible Hilda and Henry, and the award-winning I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!, she features child, adult, and animal characters in humorous situations that provide realistic portrayals of human feelings and failings. Clark was also a visiting lecturer at Middlesex Polytechnic and City and Guilds School of Art, 1984-86. She had an exhibition of her illustrations at the Thumb Gallery, England, 1984 and 1987.
Published June 1, 2001 by Margaret K. McElderry. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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