Greek Myths

Illustrated by Sarah Young

In a long-ago land inhabited by spirits, anything can happen. A god can be a mountain or a shower of gold; a nymph can be a stream or an echo in the wind. This timeless collection for all ages contains sixteen magical stories of gods, nymphs, kings and monsters.

“The child who grows up without the Greek myths is impoverished, and the award-winning author Ann Turnbull’s retellings…are as elegant as the book’s classically influenced illustrations by Sarah Young. Tales of gods, heroes and monsters – from Pan to Pandora, and from Midas to the Minotaur – are narrated with telling detail… The production – from the cover dusted with shimmering gold to the white text on a black page when Orpheus enters the underworld – makes this volume a work of art.”
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“This beautiful and lavish collection is a wonderful introduction to Greek mythology… a fine gift book which will be equally at home on the school library shelves.”
The Bookseller

“Children of any age from about 7 will love this book…These are stories which deserve to be remembered and this is the book to ensure that their wonders are spread about among the young…A treasure on every level.”
Adele Geras, An Awfully Big Blog Adventure

Published by Walker Books, 2010, h/b. ISBN: 978-1-4063-3938-3
 

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