The Adventures of King Midas by Lynne Reid Banks

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"Midas sates his lust for gold but turns his beloved daughter into a lifeless gold statue. The treacherous journey he undertakes to bring her back to life is an odyssey of self-evaluation....In Banks's masterly hands, Midas's classic character flaws are blended with contemporary human foibles to create a wonderfully vulnerable tragic hero....Banks get to the heart of the legend while fleshing out the story with first-rate adventure."--Publishers Weekly.
 

About Lynne Reid Banks

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Lynne Reid Banks was born in London, England on July I929. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she acted and wrote for the repertory stage.Eventually, she turned to journalism, becoming one of Britain's first female television news reporters. Banks was fired from her job as a reporter, and while working a different job, she wrote her first novel, which went on to become a best seller. Her titles include Fair Exchange, Tom Country, The Spice Rack, and Polly and Jake.
 
Published September 21, 1992 by HarperCollins. 153 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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The human obsession with unbridled wealth is timeless, and in this retelling of the Midas tale, the king of that name has it bad.

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