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A wonderful collection of six classic Greek myths and legends, specially retold for younger readers. Includes the stories of ‘The Wooden Horse’, ‘The Minotaur’ and ‘The Odyssey’, as well as a guide to the Greek Gods. Beautifully bound in padded hardback, and packed with information, colour and culture, this makes a thrilling read for any child. With a pronunciation guide to Greek names on the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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Padded hardback
ISBN: 9781409531678
Extent: 352 pages
Dimensions: 194 x 152mm

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“Exciting and awesome, really good book”
I am 8 and I thought this book was really good for children my age. It has some pretty scary monsters in it which people who are younger than me might find too frightening, but it's still really good. Each story is just the right length for a bedtime story. I like the imaginative monsters and I liked that we were reading ideas from thousands of years ago which were still really exciting.
“Illustrated stories from the greek myths”
Great for all ages, beautiful stories. Looks gorgeous on the bookshelf too. Highly recommend.
Very good for young learners.

Press reviews

“There are many versions of the myths for children out there, but I was particularly wowed by the beautiful illustrations in this one. My seven year-old loved the gore... Perfect bedtime reading for the not-so-squeamish.”


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