The orchard book of greek gods and goddesses
ISBN 13: 9781860391095
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A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Greek mythology, retold for today's young readers. Meet all the best-known gods and goddesses and learn how Paris judged who was the fairest goddess of all, how the city of Athens was named and how dolphins were created. The magic and drama of Geraldine McCaughrean's retellings are perfectly matched by Emma Chichester Clark's lively illustrations. From a prize-winning author and illustrator comes this wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Greek mythology, freshly retold and made accessible for today's young readers. Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most prominent names in children's literature.
The Greek gods and goddesses were members of a large extended family headed by Zeus and his wife Hera. Here are fifteen wonderful stories which recreate the world of these powerful characters who nevertheless possessed human attributes and failings. Geraldine McCaughrean is the winner of England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal. Geraldine McCaughrean has written over books and plays for both adults and children, including Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, which was one of the most talked about and successful children's titles of Geraldine is the first author to have been short listed, by librarians, for the Carnegie Medal six times, on at least one occasion in each of the past four decades, thus once again recognising the quality of her writing over the years. Convert currency.
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