Published by Orchard Books

Illustrated by Jan Lewis

Ultimate First Book Guide choice 2oo2 


Ten classic Greek Myths retold in an easy and accessible style for young readers. Meet Arion, the poet who was saved from pirates by a kind dolphin. And Midas, the greedy king who made the silliest wish in the world. Read all about Pandora, who opened a wooden chest she should have left shut, and Theseus who killed the man-eating Minotaur. Also included are the stories of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Pegasus the Flying Horse, Medusa the Gorgon, Icarus the boy who flew too close to the sun, the wooden horse of Troy and Arachne, the original spiderwoman.


A bestseller for ten years, this lovely gift books is illustrated by Jan Lewis and is available in the original English version, Italian, Greek, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. 

The language is fresh and immediate. Great stuff! The Ultimate First Book Guide.


Remarkable retellings of these old stories using glorious, vivid language.

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I highly recommend!

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