The Orchard Book of Swords Sorcerers & Superheroes

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Ali Baba to King Arthur, Hercules to Robin Hood—a perfect humorous introduction to 10 classic myths and tales all children will love
 

Ten classic stories are brought together in this collection, each one as thrilling as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin...

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Overview

Ali Baba to King Arthur, Hercules to Robin Hood—a perfect humorous introduction to 10 classic myths and tales all children will love
 

Ten classic stories are brought together in this collection, each one as thrilling as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin Hood, this is a book full of excitement, surprises, and adventure. Retold in a lively and humorous style and accompanied by Tony Ross's distinctive illustrations, these stories will capture every child's imagination from the very first page. The stories included are "Jason and the Golden Fleece," "King Arthur's Beginnings," "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp," "William Tell," "Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus," "Sinbad the Sailor and the Roc," "George and the Dragon," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Theseus and the Minotaur," and "Robin Hood and the Sheriff."

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Editorial Reviews

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"A delightfully fresh and fun looking book for these frequently told classic tales."  —School Librarian

"The text and illustrations are as accomplished as you would expect from this partnership which continues Orchard's work in presenting handsome, high quality anthologies and collections as 'gift books' created by outstanding authors and illustrators working in collaboration."  —Books for Keeps

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408309216
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,283,875
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Tony Bradman is the author of Daddy's Lullaby, The Magnificent Mummies, and The Perfect Baby, and the editor of My Dad's a PunkTony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede's 100 Shoes, I Don't Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands! He has received numerous awards, including the German Children's Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. They collaborated previously on Kingfisher Treasury of Pirate Stories.
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