The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841217758

Category: Legends

Page: 96

View: 9573

Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.

Greek Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Wordsmith (Literacy Service)

ISBN: 9780435160524

Category:

Page: 72

View: 7072

These stories were first told three thousand years ago - so why are we still telling them? Because they are full of the things that fascinate anyone, in any country, at any time. There are adventures and jokes, fables and fairy stories, thrills and happy endings. In short, the Greek myths are just too good to forget.

King Midas's Goldfingers

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781843628040

Category: Children's stories

Page: 30

View: 1795

King Midas's greatest wish is for everything he touches to turn to gold. But once his wish is granted, Midas realises he will never be able to hug his little princess again. What will he do? Suggested level: junior, primary.

Arion the Dolphin Boy

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard (NY)

ISBN: 9781846164743

Category: Arion (Greek mythology)

Page: 30

View: 2233

This series offers friendly and accessible Greek myth retellings, with clear type and illustrations. Arion was the greatest poet in the world. On his way home from a far-off land, sailors want to steal his treasure and leave him to drown. Who will save him?

Arachne, the Spider Woman

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781843627807

Category: Arachne (Greek mythology)

Page: 29

View: 8171

Arachne is always boasting that her weaving is better than the goddess Athena's. So Athena decides to teach the boastful girl a terrible lesson... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Greek Gods and Goddesses

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689820844

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

View: 2228

Provides young readers with a colorfully illustrated collection of fifteen stories about well-known and lesser-known ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Odysseus and the Wooden Horse

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781843627838

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 30

View: 4729

Troy is the most well-protected city in the land. So how will Odysseus and his men get in? The great hero comes up with an ingenious plan... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark

Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)

ISBN: 9781860397530

Category: Mythology, Roman

Page: 93

View: 4394

From the same author and artist team as The Orchard Book of Greek Myths, this book of Roman myths includes the story of how Romulus and Remus founded Rome, how the guardian geese of Juno''s temple saved Rome and why Rome was blessed with vines.'

The Secret of Pandora's Box

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781843627814

Category: Children's stories

Page: 29

View: 5467

Epimetheus is happy when beautiful Pandora comes to live with him. But when she opens Epimetheus's special chest, the one the Gods warned him not to touch, something terrible escapes... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Icarus, the Boy Who Could Fly

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781843627852

Category: Icarus (Greek mythology)

Page: 30

View: 6503

Icarus's dad is a great inventor but when he gives his son wings, so they can escape the island they live on, things don't go according to plan at all. Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Theseus and the Minotaur

Author: James Ford

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 1904642284

Category: Minotaur (Greek mythology)

Page: 32

View: 6574

Only Theseus can end this cycle, but he will need the help of a princess, a famous craftsman and a ball of thread. Will he survive? The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters.

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781408324370

Category: Folklore

Page: 96

View: 5735

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf. "These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen Stories included: Theseus and the Minotaur Pandora's Box Perseus and Medusa Jason and the Golden Fleece Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus and Eurydice Arachne The Wooden Horse of Troy King Midas Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Echo and Narcissus The Twelve Labours of Heracles Odysseus Apollo and Daphne Atalanta's Race Freedom for Prometheus

Pegasus the Flying Horse

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846164736

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 31

View: 7771

This series offers friendly and accessible Greek myth retellings, with clear type and illustrations. The king wants Bellerophon, the bravest man in the country, to kill a hideous monster that is scaring his people. Bellerophon must use Pegasus, the flying horse, to help.

The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781408338094

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 1377

Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses and handsome princes, wicked witches and good fairies. Here are ten of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in a friendly, accessible way that's perfect for young children, and now in a beautiful new edition. Saviour Pirotta's lively retellings of these classic fairy tales are perfectly complemented by Emma Chichester Clark's rich, glowing illustrations, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure. Contents: The Sleeping Princess; The Magic Gingerbread House; The Magic Bear and the Handsome Prince;The Golden-Haired Girl in the Tower; Little Mouse and Lazy Cat; The Princess and the Seven Dwarves; The Swans and the Brave Princess; The Naughty Princess and the Frog; The Girl Who Spun Straw into Gold; The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Arachne the Spinner

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Tony Ross

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781860395277

Category: Ancient Greece

Page: 48

View: 5755

From the bestselling author/illustrator team of Geraldine McCaughrean and Tony Ross, this book recounts the story of Jason and his search for the golden fleece. '

Persephone's Orchard

Author: Molly Ringle

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

ISBN: 1926760999

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 3817

The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. Soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times; of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie. Night Owl Reviews Top Pick (Persephone's Orchard) Long and Short Reviews Book of the Month (Persephone's Orchard)

The Wooden Horse

Pandora's Box

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860395338

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 5365

McCaughrean has retold many classic stories, including The Canterbury Tales and The Arabian Nights. In t his volume, she retells the story of the ending of the Battl e of Troy. She also reveals how Pandora''s curiosity brought cruelty into the world. '

Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408342324

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7777

Discover all the magic of the ballet with this collection of classic tales and meet enchanted princesses, magical birds, dancing dolls and wicked witches. Travel to a magical kingdom of sweets, twirl at an enchanted fairytale ball, and discover the story of a sleeping princess, woken after 100 years by her true love's kiss. This beautiful gift collection contains six of the best-loved stories from the ballet: The Nutcracker; Swan Lake; The Sleeping Beauty; Cinderella; Coppelia and The Firebird. Award-winning storyteller Saviour Pirotta retells the classic tales in an accessible style that's perfect for young children, while New York Times bestselling artist Brigette Barrager's beautiful full-colour illustrations bring each magical scene to life. The perfect gift for little ballet dancers and ballet fans.

Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860395314

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 3075

A retelling of the Greek tale of how Perseus, a good and brave young man, is helped by the gods to cut off the head of the monster Gorgon Medusa. Suggested level: primary.