Geraldine McCaughrean Heroes: Theseus

ISBN 13: 9780192741998

Heroes: Theseus

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"Theseus" is one of four wonderful Greek Hero retellings from Geraldine McCaughrean, with cover illustrations by Jason Cockroft. Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most highly-acclaimed living children's writers, and is particularly renowned for her masterly retellings of traditional tales. She is the winner of the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Whitbread Award (twice). Geraldine McCaughrean and Jason Cockcroft are reunited - the prizewinning team behind the Blue Peter Book of the Year winner, "A Pilgrim's Progress". This book is perfect for fans of adult authors such as Mary Renault, or for readers of Adele Geras's "Troy". Myths and legends are required reading for the National Curriculum.

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Geraldine McCaughrean is a prize-winning author - winner of Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

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The legendary voyage of Odysseus will electrify listeners--even if this production isn't perfect. Listeners will cringe at Odysseus's encounter with one-eyed Polyphemus, whose voice growls thrillingly, and wince as Odysseus's men are eaten or drowned in vivid detail. The story's poetic repetition emphasizes Odysseus's strength and cunning against the inexorable will of the gods. While the performances are sometimes stiff and the vocal levels not always even, these weaknesses don't overwhelm a story worth hearing. The full cast ensures that each person, god, and specter is distinct. Indeed, with 20 years of adventure to narrate, the cast creates admirable order in the "world-encircled sea." Together McCaughrean and Full Cast Audio evoke the allure of Greek mythology. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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