"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.
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.
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.
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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.
Alles von Aphrodite bis Zarathustra Mythologie ist spannender als jeder Krimi, grausamer als jeder Horrorfilm und leidenschaftlicher als jeder Liebesroman. Aber wie hieß noch gleich der Meeresgott der Griechen? Was geschah bei der Götterdämmerung? Und wer gehörte zu König Artus‘ Tafelrunde? Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen finden Sie in diesem Buch, das zum Schmökern einlädt und wunderbar als Nachschlagewerk dient. Neben der griechischen und römischen Mythologie erfahren Sie alles Wissenswerte zu den nordischen Sagen wie den Nibelungen und Beowulf, zu Mythen aus Ägypten und Asien sowie zu den Erzählungen der Inka, Maya und Azteken.
In diesem wunderbar poetischen Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen geht es um die unzerstörbare Liebe des kleinen Mädchens Gerda, das sich auf die abenteuerliche Suche nach ihrem Spielgefährten Kay begibt, der von der zaubermächtigen Schneekönigin in ihr eisiges Reich im hohen Norden entführt wurde. Die herrlich fantasievollen Illustrationen von Natalie Meyer lassen mit ihrem beeindruckenden Schauwert jede Seite dieses Märchenbuches zu einem besonderen Erlebnis werden.
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.
This comprehensive, 8.5" x 11" curriculum guide and activity book contains map activities, coloring pages, games, projects, review questions, cross-references to illustrated encyclopedias, and extensive book lists. Children and parents love the activities, ranging from cooking projects to crafts, board games to science experiments, and puzzles to projects. Each Activity Book provides a full year of history study when combined with the Textbook, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of Activity Book.
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.
A pictorial examination of Greco-Roman mythology and its heroes.
A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.
This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment. An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination. The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.
This book introduces the role of children's literature in promoting reading for pleasure and creating lifelong readers. Focusing on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum, it covers genres such as poetry, non-fiction, traditional stories and picture books. Concepts and terminology are explained through a wide range of examples. This revised edition includes -Investigative activities and practical exercises for personal or classroom use -Examples from world literature and work in translation highlighting the range of diverse material available for teaching inspiration -Coverage of social, cultural and political reading practices to increase understanding of factors that influence children's reading experience -Coverage of disability and equality issues to help inform teaching strategies that overcome barriers to learning. This book is essential for students on PGCE, BEd and BA Education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators and literacy consultants, and can be used to support distance-learning, as an aid to self-study, or as a course text.
Du glaubst du weißt alles über Zebras? Du hast ja keine Ahnung! Julius Zebra ist eigentlich ganz zufrieden mit seinem Leben. Wenn er nur nicht zum Trinken immer an dieses stinkige Wasserloch müsste. Und überall diese Löwen ... Dann, eines Tages wird Julius entführt. Nach Rom. Und plötzlich findet er sich mitten in der Arena als Gladiator wieder! Zum Glück ist er nicht allein, denn die Ausbildung ist hart. Gemeinsam mit seinen tierischen Freunden wird Julius versehentlich zum großen Held der Arena. Und das trotz der komischen Windeln, die sie dabei tragen müssen ...

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