Myths and legends

Beautifully illustrated myths and legends are a wonderful way to stimulate children's imagination - and they make lovely gifts, too.

Illustrated gift books

Illustrated myths from around the world

Illustrated myths from around the world

Where did the moon come from? And what happened when giants roamed the land? Find out in this enthralling collection of myths from around the world, including the African folktale, “Anansi and the Box of Stories”, the Japanese fairytale, “The Fox Maiden” and the Irish myth, “Fionnuala”.

£12.99

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The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey

The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey

A beautiful edition of Homer’s classic tale from Ancient Greece, vividly retold to delight modern readers. Dramatic, stylish illustrations bring to life brave Odysseus’ encounters with furious gods, bewitching goddesses, terrifying monsters and a man-eating Cyclops... A beautiful gift for any child who loves adventure stories.

£12.99

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Levelled reading books

These retellings of classic myths and legends are all part of the Usborne Reading Programme, designed to capture children's imaginations and build their confidence in reading.

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Greek myths box set

Greek myths box set

A collection of the most well-known Greek myths and legends, presented in an attractive slip case. Includes beautifully illustrated retellings of The Odyssey, Hercules, Perseus and the Gorgon, The Minotaur and The Wooden Horse. The stories are taken from Series Two and Three of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for children beginning to read more confidently alone. All five hardback books are attractively produced, with colourful endpapers and ribbon page markers. A brilliant introduction to Greek mythology, and a timeless gift.

£14.99

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Quicklinks

Want to find out more about myths and legends? On Usborne Quicklinks there are links to find out about life in Ancient Greece, visit the ruins of ancient cities and more.

Usborne Quicklinks