Synopses & Reviews
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.
Illustrations from all three of the books in the Gilgamesh trilogy were chosen for the prestigious Illustrators Exhibit in Bologna, Italy.
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.
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 Generals Award for Illustration.