This adventurous, dramatic, and at times funny retelling of the Perseus myth retains the spirit and structure of the original while offering a coming-of-age story sure to appeal to modern readers.Readers will follow Perseus on his quest to kill the hideous, snake-haired Medusa in an effort to save his mother from marriage to a less than noble king. A power struggle among the gods both hinders and helps him along the way, and Perseus even manages to find true love when he rescues the breathtakingly beautiful Princess Andromeda from the horrors of a bloodthirsty sea monster.PERSEUS is the second of the four books in the HEROES series, which debuted in the Fall of 2004 with the release of ODYSSEUS.
About the Author
Geraldine McCaughrean lives in London, England. She has won every major U.K. children's book award, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Her novel STOP THE TRAIN! was named a 2003 ALA Notable.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this lady's stuff, I really do. I discovered her when I bought a book of Fairy tales for my daughter's birthday a few years back. Her writing is a delight to read aloud, not to mention just read for yourself. She's re-told many of the old classics and won awards for her original stories.This re-telling of the story of Perseus is a slim volume, perfect for those kids who have discovered the Greek myths through Rick Riordan and want the true story.