Lucy Coats Atticus the Storyteller

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Atticus the Storyteller

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9781842552797: Atticus the Storyteller

Join Atticus on his journey through Ancient Greece as he retells 100 of the greatest Classical myths in this reissue of Lucy Coats' accessible collection, illustrated by Anthony Lewis.

Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen.

The 100 myths include all the favourites, such as the wanderings of Odysseus, the labours of Heracles, the stories of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, and Theseus and the Minotaur. Atticus's journey takes the reader to all the sites of the myths and gives a captivating glimpse of how life was lived in Ancient Greece.

This is an unparalleled introduction to the Greek myths for younger children, excitingly told, wonderful to read aloud, and illustrated on every opening with lively, engaging, colourful pictures full of authentic detail.

'the telling is swift, clear and vivid. Excellent!' - Philip Pullman, bestselling author of HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy.

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About the Author:

Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written picture books and novels. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths. Lucy's website is at www.lucycoats.com. You can also follow her on Facebook lucycoats.facebook and Twitter www.twitter.com/lucycoats

Anthony Lewis lives in Cheshire with his wife Kathryn and their three children. He has illustrated more than 300 books for children.

Review:

the telling is swift, clear and vivid. Excellent!―Philip Pullman, author of HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy

... a splendid reminder of the wonder of the oldest of stories. This large, fat volume, beautifully illustrated by Anthony Lewis, should be in every home and classroom ... The language is sure and lyrical and the tales read aloud well. A perfect gift.―Wendy Cooling, THE BOOKSELLER

A lively retelling of all the best-known stories, lavishly illustrated; an ideal way to attract new readers to this fascinating world.―THE SPECTATOR

Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths is a real winner...it is vibrant, immediate and above, all fun! A really lovely book for all the family to share.―Fiona Waters, BOOKS FOR KEEPS

Greek myths never fail to please and Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths are worth every penny. Lucy Coats's versions are accessible to even very young children, and the thrilling cartoons by Anthony Lewis...are quirky, dramatic and just wonderful.―Amanda Craig

Storytelling is at its most compelling in ...The text is beautifully illustrated in two distinct styles. ..The stories are short and perfect for reading aloud. This most valuable collection should find a place in every classroom.―Anne Faundez, JUNIOR EDUCATION

This is an old-fashioned book in the best sense - beautifully designed and produced with a solidity that suggests it will not be jettisoned easily.―Lindsey Fraser, SUNDAY HERALD

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