From the land we now call Iraq comes the story of a young prince's extraordinary adventures. On his way to war with his older brothers, Lugalbanda meets the goddess Inana and the magical Anzu bird, which gives him the power to be strong, tireless and to run like lightning. Lugalbanda uses his new powers to help resolve the war peacefully and goes on to become a great ruler. Older than the Bible, the Koran and the Greek and Roman myths, this story was discovered written on ancient clay tablets and was deciphered by scholars from around the world.
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Etched on clay tablets in cuneiform, lost underground for thousands of years, and rediscovered just 150 years ago, this account of the epic adventures of a loyal, resourceful boy is renarrated in lyrical prose by Kathy Henderson and set against Jane Ray’s glorious images glinting with gold.From the Author:
KATHY HENDERSON: "The timing was extraordinary. Here was a story that was incredibly old, powerful, and mysterious, from a civilization I’d barely heard of, and yet it spoke straight to the present. Just as extraordinary was that almost nobody knew about it. All through the process of making the book, I’ve felt hugely privileged to be able to play even a small part in bringing this story back to life."
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111406305340