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From a riddling sphinx to a monkey who would be king, here are 35 timeless myths and legends from around the world. Packed with action and humour, Anthony Horowitz's refreshingly different retellings provide a perfect introduction to the heroes and monsters of mythology, reissued with a brand-new cover and redesigned insides. Stories include: Isis and Osiris (Egypt); Pyramus and Thisbe (Babylon); The Judgement of Paris (Greece); The Spinning Contest (Greece); The Story of the Pan-Pipes (Greece); Glaucus and Scylla (Greece); The Achilles Heel (Greece); The Mares of Diomedes (Greece); Pandora's Box (Greece); The Gorgon's Head (Greece); Orpheus in the Underworld (Greece); The Riddle of the Sphinx (Greece); Procrustes and his Magic Bed (Greece); The Eye of the Cyclops (Greece); Narcissus (Greece); The Minotaur (Greece); The Hounds of Actaeon (Greece); Romulus and Remus (Roman); The Dragon and Saint George (English); The Grendel (Anglo-Saxon); The Ugly Wife (Celtic); Nidud the Cruel (Norse); The Death of Nornagest (Norse). It also includes: The Stolen Hammer of Thor (Norse); The Wishes of Savitri (Indian); The Great Bell of Peking (China); The Monkey Who Would be King (China); The First Eclipse (Japan); The Fabulous Spotted Egg (Cheyenne Indian); Geriguiaguiatugo (Bororo Indian); The Ten Fingers of Sedna (Eskimo); Given to the Sun (Inca); Catching the Sun (Polynesian); and Death and the Boy (West African).
|Publication date:||4th June 2007|
|Publisher:||Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five Series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British ...More About Anthony Horowitz