Tales from Ancient Worlds

Tales from Ancient Worlds

by Shahrukh Husain, Bee Willey
     
 

A beautifully illustrated anthology of myths from six ancient worlds—Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Vikings, Indian Myths, and African Myths
 

Dramatic traditional stories are retold in a spare, lyrical style, but retain the strength and flavor of the original ancient myths in this collection from ancient

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A beautifully illustrated anthology of myths from six ancient worlds—Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Vikings, Indian Myths, and African Myths
 

Dramatic traditional stories are retold in a spare, lyrical style, but retain the strength and flavor of the original ancient myths in this collection from ancient civilizations around the world. Such complex stories as Greece's "How Zeus Came to Power," the Vikings' "Odin and the Tree of Life," and Africa's "Anansi and the Stories" are brought alive through spare narrative, richly evocative pictures, and plenty of extra information such as character family trees and abundant sidebars offering additional historical background.

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"Extracts from the mighty epic poems . . . have been lovingly parcelled into beautiful morsels for the younger reader's enjoyment . . . The illustrations are sublimely beautiful yet convey the full strength of the super warring kings, gods and demons . . . I love the book as much for its aesthetic qualities as for the mysticism and wonder of the stories."  —Child Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780237543839
Publisher:
MMS Gold
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author


Shahrukh Husain is a children's author specializing in mythology, legend, and religion. Her titles include Demons, Gods & Holy Men from Indian Myths & Legends and Stories from the Opera. Her adult titles include Virago Book of Erotic Myths and Legends. Bee Willey is the illustrator of more than 20 children's books, including Bob Robber and Dancing Jane, for which she was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway prize, and How to Be a Princess. She also worked on the packaging for Mattel's Fairytopia Barbie range.

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