Island of the Minotaur: The Greek Myths of Ancient Creteby Sheldon Oberman, Blair Drawson
Island of the Minotaur weaves together the famous and forgotten myths of the mysterious Minoans of Crete. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions destroyed their island empire, but their clever puzzles and riddling tales were rescued by the Greeks and became an essential part of Greek mythology. These tales are now retold in this exciting book as one continuous story.
Here is the Minotaur roaring in its Labyrinth, winged Icarus flying towards the sun and Theseus struggling with the deadly witch Medea, as he tries to save his father and all Athens from her poisonous spell. Here are the Ash Tree Spirits, Talus the Bronze Giant, and Phaedra, the last great Queen of Crete and doomed Atlantis. Here, too, is Sir Arthur Evans who, thousands of years later, discovers and solves the buried secrets of the Minoans so they can finally be told today.
- Crocodile Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.86(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.58(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 13 Years
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