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Epic of Gilgamesh #0001: Gilgamesh the King

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Publisher Comments:

Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the “uncivilized” beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human.

Synopsis:

The story of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in the world. Ludmila Zeman has studied the artifacts of ancient Mesopotamia to create a beautiful and powerful version of this classic tale for all ages.<P>Illustrations from all three of the books in the Gilgamesh trilogy were chosen for the prestigious Illustrators Exhibit in Bologna, Italy.<P>Lonely and cruel, King Gilgamesh reigns terror over the people of Uruk. Crying out to the Sun God, the people are sent Enkidu, an "uncivilized" man who teaches the king how to be human.

About the Author

Ludmila Zeman was born in the former Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1984. She has taught art in Vancouver, created animated sequences for Sesame Street and, with her husband, made the film Lord of the Sky, an award-winning animated short. Her epic Gilgamesh trilogy won numerous awards. Her book, The First Red Maple Leaf, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887762833
Retold:
Zeman, Ludmila
Author:
Zeman, Ludmila
Author:
Zeman, Ludmila
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Montreal, Quebec :
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Gilgamesh
Subject:
Folklore -- Iraq.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Epic of Gilgamesh (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
July 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
24
Dimensions:
10.53x11.74x1.24 in. 1.13 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Children's » Folk Tales » Middle Eastern

Epic of Gilgamesh #0001: Gilgamesh the King
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"Synopsis" by , The story of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in the world. Ludmila Zeman has studied the artifacts of ancient Mesopotamia to create a beautiful and powerful version of this classic tale for all ages.<P>Illustrations from all three of the books in the Gilgamesh trilogy were chosen for the prestigious Illustrators Exhibit in Bologna, Italy.<P>Lonely and cruel, King Gilgamesh reigns terror over the people of Uruk. Crying out to the Sun God, the people are sent Enkidu, an "uncivilized" man who teaches the king how to be human.
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