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Greek Myths

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It was this book that planted the seed that would eventually sprout and blossom into my ongoing love for Ancient Grecian mythology—additionally probably my earliest memory of being made aware in print that sometimes really shit things happen to unassuming people for almost no reason whatsoever, and that there's almost nothing you can do to fight it, à la Olympus style. This irreverently funny book is just right for children 9 and up who shy away from anything that smacks of schoolwork and can be a bridge to territory they might otherwise never visit.

Marcia Williams' is the author/illustrator of several picture books, including the retellings "The Amazing Story of Noah's Ark"; "Jonah and the Whale"; "Joseph and His Magnificent Coat of Many Colours"; "Don Quixote" and "Sinbad the Sailor", as well as her own texts "When I Was Little" and "Not a Worry in the World". The Greek myths are among the greatest, most exciting stories ever told and feature some of the world's best loved heroes and heroines. On the same page, Perseus is shown looking on younger versions of himself and remarks “Did I really look like that? Item despatched quickly and as described, but damaged in transit due to plastic wrap packaging being inadequate protection.Though some of the stories are a little hard to follow, and shortened so much that the long names make up a large proportion of the overall letter count, my 7-year-old really likes this comic book version of some of the most famous Greek myths. Williams depicts the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, and six other classics from Ancient Greece.

In this book you'll find the stories of Perseus, slayer of Medusa the gorgon; tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice; daring Heracles who fearlessly completed twelve Labours, and many more. As this is a comic style book, the pictures vary in sizes and it does appear to seem quite busy that there is a lot going on within the pictures yet I find that this would attract the children because they can look deeper into the pictures and see what is happening. Williams takes classic myths and presents them in a comic strip format with humor and language that students can understand. Evaluation of Literary Elements: Though it may not be the most thorough retelling of these myths, I do think that the comic-book style of these myths would interest a child.

But i did love the fact that she cut down the stories into little pieces to help younger kids comprehend them.

Even reluctant readers (let alone closet classicists) will be drawn to pore over these entrancing pages. While the stories are brief, they tend to stick to the major details of the original myths, the basic plot lines are there and the important themes are kept in play. and TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE Marcia Williams introduces young readers to the world of William Shakespeare's plays.

By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Even with a large storybook, the pictures are small and could be better enjoyed at a close proximity. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

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