Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone, and Sea (The Classics)

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Atalanta is the fastest runner in the world butÿwill only marry the man who can beat her in a race; Perseus must destroy the snake-headed gorgon, Medusa; Pandora has been givenÿthe gift of curiosity, what will happen if she opens the forbiddenÿmagic jar? Pegasus, the miraculous flying horse, has never been tamed,ÿcan Bellerophon catch him? These ten wonderful tales from the world of Greek mythology are perfect for reading aloud to younger children. The stories are told by Sally Pomme Clayton, one of the UK's most spellbinding storytellers, with beautiful, glowing illustrations by the award-winning artist Jane Ray. Included are notes and a map showing the real places in Greece that are connected with the stories.

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Sally Pomme Clayton is an acclaimed storyteller. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She tours throughout Britain, often performing at the British Museum, the Barbican, and the National Gallery. She was Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Westminster and City and Guilds of London Art School. She currently teaches at Rose Bruford College. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was Tales Told in Tents, followed by Amazons!, Persephone and Rama and Sita: Path of Flames. Visit Sally's website at www.sallypommeclayton.com Jane Ray's distinctive style has established her as a highly successful artist both for her paintings and her wrapping paper and cards. Increasingly well known as an illustrator, her picture books have attracted enormous attention around the world. The illustrator of Ahmed and the Feather Girl, she lives in London.

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Gr 2-4–A British storyteller has pared down the language of 10 familiar Greek myths, making them accessible to younger children as read-alouds and suitable independent reading for older children. While her tellings are spare, she has not sacrificed any of the drama or excitement about Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Atalanta, and Orpheus and Eurydice. In addition to the tales themselves, information is provided about the places mentioned, such as the Temple of Delphi and Mount Chimera. End matter includes an index of gods and heroes as well as an extensive bibliography. Ray's full-page paintings are elegant and meticulously detailed, framed by a variety of borders. The artist's portrayal of Medusa is gloriously scary while her vision of Pegasus is quite beautiful. Ray knows how to work magic with her many shades of blue and green. This is a worthwhile addition for most collections.–Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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