"A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings." --cover.
From the same author and artist team as The Orchard Book of Greek Myths, this book of Roman myths includes the story of how Romulus and Remus founded Rome, how the guardian geese of Juno''s temple saved Rome and why Rome was blessed with vines.'
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Romulus and Remus/Stolen Wives: Famous story of the quarrelsome twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who are raised by a she-wolf, and grow up to create the city of Rome. And read how Rome became peopled with women in Stolen Wives.
Provides young readers with a colorfully illustrated collection of fifteen stories about well-known and lesser-known ancient Greek gods and goddesses.
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. City of Dreams/Adventures in the Underworld: Read about Aeneus's epic journey to the land of Italy, where he is to become the founder of the Roman Empire.
These stories were first told three thousand years ago - so why are we still telling them? Because they are full of the things that fascinate anyone, in any country, at any time. There are adventures and jokes, fables and fairy stories, thrills and happy endings. In short, the Greek myths are just too good to forget.
Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf. "These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen Stories included: Theseus and the Minotaur Pandora's Box Perseus and Medusa Jason and the Golden Fleece Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus and Eurydice Arachne The Wooden Horse of Troy King Midas Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Echo and Narcissus The Twelve Labours of Heracles Odysseus Apollo and Daphne Atalanta's Race Freedom for Prometheus
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. A Shot in the Dark/The Taming of Venus: Did you know that the constellation Orion was made when the goddess Diana fell in love? And discover who broke the heart of Venus, goddess of love.
Retells fifteen stories of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, including both well-known myths and such lesser-known tales as the story of the origin of the dolphins and how Haephaestus became the husband of Aphrodite.
Contains reproductions of paintings, sculptures, and mosaics by such artists as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and others, each accompanied by a retelling of a corresponding story from classical mythology.
Zeus, Medusa, Hercules, Aphrodite. Did you know that these and other dynamic deities, heroes, and monsters of Greek and Roman mythology live on in the names of trees and flowers? Some grow in your local woodlands or right in your own backyard garden. In this delightful book, botanist Peter Bernhardt reveals the rich history and mythology that underlie the origins of many scientific plant names. Unlike other books about botanical taxonomy that take the form of heavy and intimidating lexicons, Bernhardt's account comes together in a series of interlocking stories. Each chapter opens with a short version of a classical myth, then links the tale to plant names, showing how each plant "resembles" its mythological counterpart with regard to its history, anatomy, life cycle, and conservation. You will learn, for example, that as our garden acanthus wears nasty spines along its leaf margins, it is named for the nymph who scratched the face of Apollo. The shape-shifting god, Proteus, gives his name to a whole family of shrubs and trees that produce colorful flowering branches in an astonishing number of sizes and shapes. Amateur and professional gardeners, high school teachers and professors of biology, botanists and conservationists alike will appreciate this book's entertaining and informative entry to the otherwise daunting field of botanical names. Engaging, witty, and memorable, Gods and Goddesses in the Garden transcends the genre of natural history and makes taxonomy a topic equally at home in the classroom and at cocktail parties.
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Burning the Books/The Guardian Geese: The all-seeing Sibyl of Cumae has written down the future of Rome in her nine books. She is prepared to sell them for a sum of gold - but will proud King Tarquin pay the price? And find out how a gaggle of geese protect the people of Rome.
These powerful and drama-packed retellings feature a host of well-known Greek gods and goddesses, magically brought to life by Tony Ross's lively illustrations. Phaeton and the Sun Chariot/Zeus Shining/Dionysus and the Pirates: What happens when you want what you can't have? Spoilt Phaeton, lovelorn Semele, and a band of greedy pirates are all about to find out the hard way...
Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
With her signature comic-strip style, Marcia Williams takes us behind the scenes of some of ancient Rome’s most famous moments. Meet Dormeo: gladiator, dormouse, berry-nibbler, and guide to ancient Rome. He’s about to lead a tour — from the temperamental gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to the wolf-raised Romulus and Remus, from the birth of the Roman Republic to the death of Julius Caesar. On the way are fascinating glimpses of life as a Roman citizen, from families to festivals, gladiators to guards, as well as a look at some of Rome’s best-known emperors (good and not so good). Vibrant, engaging, and packed with Marcia Williams’s trademark warmth and humor, this graphic storybook is a young reader’s ideal introduction to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
The ten stories included here are 'Swan Lake', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella', 'Gisele', 'Coppelia', 'The Nutcracker', 'Petrouchka', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'La Sylphide', and 'The Firebird'. Each one evokes the excitement of a night at the ballet."
Discusses Roman mythology and its origins, the structure of the mythological world, and the gods, goddesses, and heroes featured in legend.