Synopses & Reviews
Tragedies and triumphs are memorable themes in this collection of thirty-five myths and legends from the ancient world. Including the lesser-known tales of Polynesia and the Americas alongside the greatest stories in Greek mythology, young readers will explore the folklore of past civilizations.
The book is an easy read because the stories are only a few pages long; therefore, readers can put the book down and pick it up without losing the sense of the plot. I highly recommend this book for readers who are on the go but have a little time for a good story. Children's Literature
Clear and excellent rendition of Isis and Osiris, of Narcissus and Echo, and of Achilles' and his vulnerable heel. School Library Journal
The overall result is a book that is a delight to read. Ideal for use in the classroom, it will also appeal to lovers of mythology.
Thirty-five ancient myths and legends, including lesser-known tales from Polynesia, North and South America, the Far East, Europe, and Africa, as well as some of the best stories from Greece, are gathered together in this far-ranging anthology of the tragedies and triumphs of the ancient world.
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is an award-winning, best-selling author, well known for his
popular movie, theater, and television scripts. He has written more than 20 children books, including the best-selling Alex Rider series.