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Greek Myths [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Marcia Williams
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Book Description

2 Oct 2006
The Greek myths are among the greatest, most exciting stories ever told and feature some of the world's best loved heroes and heroines. In this book, you'll find the stories of Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Arachne and the goddess Athene. Each of these tales has been retold with lively text and dramatic cartoon style, making them accessible and fun for young children.

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  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140630347X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406303476
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 31.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "Crammed with hilarious, minutely detailed strip drawing. Smashing." The Guardian * "Williams is one of our very best retellers of the classics." The Independent on Sunday * "I defy anybody not to laugh out loud." Books for Your Children"

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Marcia Williams is a successful author and illustrator and, with her distinctive cartoon-strip style, has now illustrated and retold many literary classics for children, including The Ilaid and the Odyssey and Mr William Shakespeare's Plays. Marcia lives in Barnes, London.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fangtastic 29 Sep 2003
Format:Paperback
Classic & fantastic stories with excellent artwork. My son loved it since 5 years old and so have I. We return to it regularly. Nice touches of humour too.. my sons favourite: as Perseus vanishes in front of the Gorgons "where'd he go", "fanged if I know".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cartoon style is great 11 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
My 7 year old son loves this book so much I can barely tear him away from it. Fantastic cartoon style stories of about 4 pages each - funny and witty captions without losing the thrust of the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Myth cartoons 24 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A great resource for the classroom - I used with my Year 4 class and they loved them. A good mix of story and speech - good level of humour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny 1 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I find this very hard to read with my 5 year old as it has me in stitches and she doesn't yet get the humour and gets cross with me, Educational and highly entertaining. Recommend heartily!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love these books 5 Nov 2010
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these books are so good for yonger children to read. i have use it in year five a few times and will be using it in year three soon good all rounder
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clever comics! 20 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
When I read another review which mentioned the comic book style of this book, I was a bit skeptical that we would get much out of it. I was wrong. Both my children (ages 5 and 7) love it! Each of the myths is told through pictures and captions and the format actually works very well. Some of the myths are really difficult for children to understand but the comics make it easier. It may not be as thorough as a narrative but for kids it is a great way to convey the stories and get them interested in a topic which probably would be boring otherwise.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's a comic. 12 Feb 2008
By Bond
Format:Paperback
This is a good book and does cover the content mentioned in the description.

What the description fails to point out is that this book is entirely written *only* in horizontal comic strip format. As such it is only able to cover the stories in the most lightweight fashion.

It is humorous and eye catching but is not suitable for children doing projects on Greek myths!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent kids' book. 27 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My granddaughters love it - it has opened up a whole new (old) world for them. They now, thanks to this book, have a new dimension in their lives. It has spurred them on to find out more about Greek Myths.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent illustrated stories, make them fun.
My children love these stories, but be careful; this front cover is different from a book released with the same stories inside a few years ago.
Published 23 days ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Excellent illustrations and stories. Might son needed these books to bridge the gap between picture books and reading books. I am surprised I have never seen these before. Read more
Published 6 months ago by fergus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
My son aged 9 is really enjoying learning about these stories and the comic strip form is perfect for him.
Published 8 months ago by claire hayles
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this product!
I love the comic book style that retells these famous myths which are really easy to read and useful in my classroom.
Published 8 months ago by Cards88
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Y3
Quick and funny takes on Greek Myths. This book includes all the details teachers will probably ask in the exam.
Published 12 months ago by xgua
5.0 out of 5 stars Greek myths for ks2 homework
Really colourful book, which has fun facts and comments whilst being very educational.good for ks2. My seven year old loves it
Published 16 months ago by Lena Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated and fun
Just love Marcia Williams's books. They are so colourful and contain lovely images which the children love. My year 5 class love them too.
Published 17 months ago by Susan Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a range of activities
Bought for myths and legends topic, very interesting stories, broken down into small chunks with plenty of pictures. great for story sequencing, working walls and using in class.
Published 17 months ago by Andrew
4.0 out of 5 stars Marcia Williams Greek Myths LOVE IT
My 2 and 4 year olds are fascinated by this - love the pictures which they study and have favorite characters already - my little girl now knows who Pandora is and my boy... Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2011 by Heloise
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