Abandoned at birth, but miraculously rescued, Perseus must protect his mother from the wicked King Polydectes. On his journey he will face toothless witches, an angry giant, a terrible sea monster and the terrifying Gorgon Medusa. This book features humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach, which encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters. It includes 'Ask the storyteller' boxes, which give peripheral details about the narrative and the characters involved. The book also features an introduction to Greek storytelling, a glossary and index, as well as a 'Who's who' section with a pronunciation guide. It supports Key Stage 2 History and English and helps achieve the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.