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Corydon and the Island of Monsters By Tobias Druitt

Corydon and the Island of Monsters
by Tobias Druitt

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A clever and funny retelling of the Greek myth of the three gorgons, through the eyes of a young shepherd boy.
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Corydon and the Island of Monsters Summary

Corydon and the Island of Monsters by Tobias Druitt

Corydon is thrown out of his village for being born with a goat's leg. Captured by pirates and put into a freak show with other monsters, he finds out he is the secret son of Pan. He meets Medusa the gorgon, the Minotaur, the Sphinx and many other mythical creatures and, with the aid of a magical staff, manages to free them and lead their escape into the mountains. But Zeus, king of the classical gods, is alerted to their escape and forces his son, Perseus, to raise an army of heroes to pursue and kill them. When Medusa's baby son is stolen from her by Perseus, the battle becomes personal. Now not only do they face a devastating army, but they must also rescue the baby gorgon. But first Corydon must travel deep into the Underworld to uncover the secrets of the staff...

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Corydon and the Island of Monsters Reviews

"Captivating trilogy opener. . . . Reading this witty, profoundly sapient take on the old tales will leave readers impatient for the sequels."--"Kirkus Reviews", Starred "A winning first novel."--"Publishers Weekly", Starred

About Tobias Druitt

Tobias Druitt is the pseudonym for Diane Purkiss and her son, Michael Dowling. Diane is Tutor in English at Keble College, Oxford, and the first Oxford English Faculty member since C S Lewis and JR R Tolkien to publish a children's book. Her key academic interests are classical literature, and women in literature. Her co-author, Michael, is nine years old. They live in Oxford and have two cats, Thelma and Louise, who inspired the characters of Euryale and Sthenno, the gorgons, in the novel.

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Corydon and the Island of Monsters by Tobias Druitt
Tobias Druitt
Used - Very Good
Simon & Schuster
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