Synopses & Reviews
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This edition of Tales of the Greek Heroes includes an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan!
Some of the oldest and most famous stories in the world?the adventures of Perseus, the labors of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts?are vividly retold in this single, connected narrative of the Heroic Age, from the coming of the Immortals to the first fall of Troy. With fresh dialogue and a brisk pace, the myths of this version are enthrallingly vivid.
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life.
One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters.
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A legend is born when young Arthur meets Merlin and draws the mighty sword from its stone. This spellbinding retelling brings to life King Arthur and the adventures of his Knights, from the quest for the Holy Grail, to the final tragedy of The Last Battle. This Puffin Classics edition includes an introduction by Printz Honor-winning author David Almond
A masterful retelling of the last great legend of the Heroic age! This is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles with his vulnerable heel; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes.
Robin Hood, champion of the poor and opponent of the Sheriff of Nottingham, takes refuge in the Sherwood Forest and outwits his enemies with daring and panache.
About the Author
Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 in Norwich. He went to Merton College, Oxford, where he became especially interested in the Authurian legends and the history of the myth in literature and has written prolifically on children's books and writers. His publications include: King Arthur And His Knights, The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Tales Of The Greek Heroes
and The Tale Of Troy
. Mr. Green lived in Cheshire, in a manor which his ancestors owned for over 900 years. He died in October 1987.
David Almond is the author of Clay as well as Skellig (a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, winner of the Carnegie Medal, and winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award) and The Fire-Eaters (winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award).