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A truly entertaining introduction to Greek myths
on 3 October 2003
I bought this book for my 7 year old daughter who is very much into fairytales. I have always loved Greek myths but have always shied away from sharing them with my child because of the blood-thirsty content. With this book Saviour Pirotta, a writer who specialises in retelling traditional tales and myths, manages to avoid the usual pitfalls. He tells the stories beautifully and turns whart are often convoluted tales into neat, perfectly composed stories. Jan Lewis' illustrations are near perfect. The book glows with gorgeous Greek sunshine. The picture of King Midas surrounded by golden objects, including his cat, had my daughter poring over it even after we'd finished the stories. I'd recommend this book to anyone who'd like to introduce young children to classical myths.