Monday 27 January 2014

Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea

Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea by Sally Pomme Clayton, illustrated by Jane Ray (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
HC RRP $ 32.95
ISBN 9781847802279
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis

Here again are wonderful tales of Ancient Greece, eternal myths and legends used throughout time to enrich many writings. Told in a warm and simple way, the stories are supported by the stunning artistry of acclaimed illustrator, Jane Ray. This exciting new production in a deluxe edition with jacket cover is the ideal introduction to Greek Myths for children.

Tales of Creation, told and retold tales about gods, giants, great feats and challenges, include the greed of Midas, the defeat of Medusa and Chimera. Each is inspired by the Greek sky, sea, sun and stone.

At the end of each chapter there is a fact on the still existing places that can be visited and explored. These are not only informative, historical and educational facts, but they give birth to a longing to be there, and see what has been described; to experience the invisible aura that surrounds these places.

There is an Index of Gods and heroes, and a list of sources for further reading.

The author, Sally Pomme Clayton, founded the Company of Storytellers and tours Britain performing.

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