Alexander the Great: Man, Myth or Monster?

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A beautifully illustrated biography of Alexander the Great by a Whitbread Award-winner.Who was Alexander? Myth or man? God or devil? He claimed to be Zeus' son and even in his own lifetime wild legends sprang up about him. Above all, Alexander was a hero - brave, wily, handsome and inspiring. This richly illustrated biography skilfully interweaves accounts of Alexander's battle campaigns with legends from each newly conquered country. From Greece and Egypt to Persia and India, the stories of the great mythical heroes Achilles, Gilgamesh, and many others echo Alexander's own charmed life.

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Jamila Gavin was born in India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed children's authors, winning the Whitbread Award for her novel Coram Boy, which was staged at the National Theatre in 2005/6. Jamila lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.David Parkins studied wildlife illustration and graphic design, before becoming a full time freelance illustrator. He is a diverse artist, who has been successfully published in a variety of newspapers, comics as well as children's books. David lives in Ontario, Canada.

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It is a story that requires close and careful reading * CBI recommended reads of 2012 * In clear language that will captivate today's readers, she brings the man and the myth vividly to life. * The Good Books Guide * A sure grip on heroism brings history into contemporary view. * The Bookseller * A substantial, handsome volume. * Carousel *

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