Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends is a fantastic mixture of fact and fiction, interspersing the history of world mythology with carefully retold myths and legends.

• A mixture of fact and fiction to show kids the facts behind the legends.
• Fantastic photos and artwork throughout to help readers to visualise events.
• Covers Egyptian, Roman, Norse and Greek mythology.

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Illustrated with both historical photos and specially commissioned artwork, this comprehensive guide covers classic myths as well as lesser-known tales.

This fascinating approach makes Myths and Legends one of our most popular Roman, Norse and Greek mythology books for kids aged 8+. Kids will enter a world of gods and spirits, epic heroes and amazing adventures with exciting tales such as King Arthur, Odysseus and the Cyclops, and Sinbad and the Roc.

Chapters, topics and stories included inside Myths and Legends:
• Creation Mythology chapter includes Scandinavian stories, Ancient Greeks and Chinese Mythology
• Gods and Spirits chapter includes Tales from Africa, The Gods of Egypt and Sacrifices for the Gods
• Epic Heroes and Adventures chapter includes Odysseus and the Cyclops, Beowulf, and The Sword in the Stone
• Magic and Mystery chapter includes Mysterious Places, Natural Phenomena and The Elephant's Child
• Life and Love chapter includes Old Age and Long Life, Tragic Love Stories and Tam Lin
• Destruction and Death chapter includes Struggle with Fate, Warnings and Curses and Osiris, King of the Dead.

An extract from Odysseus and the Cyclops:
With one gigantic eye in the middle of his forehead, the giant spotted his uninvited guests at once. "Humans!" he breathed, his drooling mouth spreading into a greedy grin. With surprising speed for such a hulking brute, he thrust out an enormous arm, snatched up two men and crammed them into his mouth. Odysseus and the other sailors watched in horror as the giant crunched up their companions and smacked his lips in satisfaction.

Information

Compiled by: Vic Parker
Pages: 512
Age: 8+
Size: 220 x 170 mm
Format: Flexiback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781786171269

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