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King Midas: The Golden Touch

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King Midas is a proud and foolish king who loves gold above all else. In return for helping him one day, a satyr grants the king his dearest wish — all that he touches will turn to gold. For a time, the king enjoys his gift. But then the food he puts to his mouth turns to gold so he cannot eat. And the horse he mounts turns to gold so he cannot ride. And everyone he touches turns to gold so he no longer has any family or friends. He has all the gold he could ever want, but he's not at all happy. andlt;BRandgt; How King Midas learns his lesson and finds happiness is the heart of this classic Greek myth, brought to new life by award-winning artist Demi's own golden touch. Sparkling with the colors of the Aegean Sea and with the splendor of gold, this elegant and humorous retelling of an ancient myth will be cherished by readers of all ages.

Synopsis:

How gold-loving King Midas learns his lesson and finds happiness is at the heart of this classic tale, brought to new life by Demi's own golden touch. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

Sparkling with the colors of the Aegean Sea and with the splendor of gold, this is an elegant and humorous retelling of the ancient myth.

About the Author

Demi is the award-winning creator of more than 130 books for children, including

The Empty Pot,

One Grain of Rice:

A Mathematical Folktale,

The Emperor's New Clothes:

A Tale Set in China,

and Gandhi.

Demi's gold-leafed paintings and mosaics appear not only in books but also in the dome of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Wilmington, California. Demi lives with her husband in Carnation, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689832970
Author:
Demi
Author:
Demi
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Midas (Legendary character)
Subject:
Midas.
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
demy; midas; golden touch; gold; greek myth; myth; retelling; picture book; retelling;
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2451
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.4 in 17.08 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
7-10

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Product details 48 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689832970 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , How gold-loving King Midas learns his lesson and finds happiness is at the heart of this classic tale, brought to new life by Demi's own golden touch. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Sparkling with the colors of the Aegean Sea and with the splendor of gold, this is an elegant and humorous retelling of the ancient myth.
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