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Greek Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar By Lucy Coats

Greek Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar by Lucy Coats

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Embark on a journey through the ancient world and enjoy the greatest stories ever told in the first of a highly-collectible series of Greek myths for children aged 5-8.

Greek Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar Summary

Greek Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar: Book 1 by Lucy Coats

Long ago, in ancient Greece, the gods and goddesses gave the gift of storytelling to men and women, and ordered that there should be a great storytelling festival, once every seven years, near Troy, which draws entrants from far and near. Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part but finds himself diverted on his route by happenings large and small. Always, his diversions lead to wonderful stories - and here they are ...In the first volume of WHO'S WHO IN GREEK MYTHS, discover the story of creation, meet the legendary gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, the glorious Pandora, and Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun.

Greek Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar Reviews

'A superb introduction to the Ancient Greek myths and legends. Highly recommended' THE BOOKBAG 'A fascinating and fun collection' LANCASHIRE EVENING POST 'Ideal for newly independent readers. Coats' style offers much to fire the imagination and foster the art of storytelling, with its richly patterned story language and well chosen description.' WRITE AWAY 'Perfectly written for age 7+' IRISH EXAMINER 'Lots of the stories are well known but are well worth retelling again. The stories are beautifully short, which means they should work well to read to a young child, or have the child read themselves, with room for a second story if required. Keep them coming!' BOOKWITCH 'All the famous stories are here, re-told in a magical way with great illustrations' ANGELS AND URCHINS "A great introduction to the colourful classical world." JUNIOR 'The Gods were generous with their storytelling gifts to Lucy Coats, as her Historical knowledge and sparkling prose draw children on an exciting journey through the ancient world' THE LITERACY CLUB 'An exceptional collection of myths...written in a lively style which breathes new life into these old legends' WRITING MAGAZINE 'The writing is light and humorous, while colourful pictures and maps guide the reader swiftly through the mountains and seas of the classical lands. A great way of bringing the myths and legends of ancient Greece to a young audience' CAROUSEL 'This is a very good book' -- Tessa, aged 7 ANORAK MAGAZINE 'These are lovely books which explain some quite complicated myths in relatively easy language for 6 - 9 year olds. The books are beautifully illustrated throughout which helps to bring the stories to life' THE SCHOOL RUN.COM 'This is a marvellous set of 12 books' PARENTS IN TOUCH WEBSITE 'I thought this book was very good. I especially loved the monsters. Each story was only a few pages long, so i could read one each day. I would recommend anyone my age to read it' -- George Potter, aged 9 KID AROUND MAGAZINE

About Lucy Coats

Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written several picture book texts. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths and has also published a children's novel. Her 12-book series, Greek Beasts and Heroes is being published by Orion throughout 2010. Lucy's website is Anthony Lewis is a highly-acclaimed illustrator, whose most recent collaboration with Lucy Coats is COLL THE STORYTELLER'S TALES OF ENCHANTMENT. Anthony Lewis lives with his wife and two young daughters in Cheshire. Since he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1989 he has illustrated and contributed to more than 200 children's books at home and abroad.

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Greek Beasts and Heroes: The Beasts in the Jar: Book 1 by Lucy Coats
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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