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Greek Mythology Books

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: AGYNT
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters is the second exciting adventure in Rick Riordan's bestselling Percy Jackson series - now with a brand new cover look. Half Boy. Half God. All Hero. You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants - and that was only the beginning. Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones...Rick Riordan is the Mythmaster. The Greek Gods are alive and kicking. "Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline". (Telegraph). "Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical...This is most likely to succeed Rowling". (Amanda Craig, The Times). "Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats". (New York Times). "It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up". (Sunday Times). About the author: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006. Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters; Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse; Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth; Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian; and Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files. The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero; The Son Of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; and The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files. The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid; The Throne of Fire; and The Serpent's Shadow.
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  • The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHWXD
    Hardback 5 years +
    Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.
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  • Greek Myths

    Ann Turnbull

    Product Code: ADNSY
    Paperback 9 years +
    This title is a beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery. Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young, this collection of seventeen Greek myths is truly something to treasure. The timeless stories of Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone, King Midas, Ariadne, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Echo and Narcissus are told with great freshness and there is a good balance between the gentler myths and the ones packed with battles and monsters. It is a wonderful collection and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of Greek mythology, brought to life by one of our finest writers and an exciting new illustrator.
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  • Tales of the Greek Heroes

    Roger Lancelyn Green

    Product Code: AADYD
    Paperback 9 years +
    This title features the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. This title is introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful "Percy Jackson" series.
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  • Who Let the Gods Out? Simply the Quest

    Maz Evans

    Product Code: BGEJQ
    Paperback
    The second book in the bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series finds Elliot Hooper's troubles being far from over: his mum's health worsens, he's struggling at school, and a bunch of anarchic Greek immortals have moved into his home - including teen goddess Virgo, who's in trouble with the Zodiac.

    What's more, death-daemon Thanatos and his scary mum are at large. As even more immortal allies and enemies emerge, Virgo and Elliot must learn how to be heroes ...
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  • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: AGYTK
    Paperback 9 years +
    Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian is the fifth awesome adventure in Rick Riordan's top-ten bestselling series. Now with a thrilling new cover look. Half Boy. Half God. All Hero. Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world. It happens when you're the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea. According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure. Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it's me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil...Rick Riordan is the Mythmaster. The Greek Gods are alive and kicking - and see for yourself. "Riordan takes the reader back to the stories we love; then shakes the cobwebs out of them". (Eoin Colfer). "Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical". (The Times). "Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline". (Telegraph). "Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats". (New York Times). "It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up". (Sunday Times). "Funny ...very exciting ...but it's the storytelling that will get readers hooked. After all, this is the stuff of legends". (Guardian). About the author: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006. Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters; Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse; Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth; Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian; and Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files. The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero; The Son Of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; and The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files. The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid; The Throne of Fire; and The Serpent's Shadow.
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  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: AGYLR
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth exciting adventure in Rick Riordan's bestselling series. Now with a thrilling new cover look. Half Boy. Half God. All Hero. Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek God, I've had my share of near-death disaster - and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack. So it's goodbye sunshine, hello darkness as four of us descend into the terrifying underground and beyond...Rick Riordan is the Mythmaster. The Greek Gods are alive and kicking. "Riordan takes the reader back to the stories we love; then shakes the cobwebs out of them". (Eoin Colfer). "Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical". (The Times). "Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline". (Telegraph). "Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats". (New York Times). "It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up". (Sunday Times). "Funny ...very exciting ...but it's the storytelling that will get readers hooked. After all, this is the stuff of legends". (Guardian). About the author: Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006. Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief; Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters; Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse; Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth; and Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian. Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero; The Son of Neptune; The Mark of Athena; and The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files. The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid; The Throne of Fire; and The Serpent's Shadow.
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  • Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: ATAFP
    Paperback
    In these top-secret files, Rick Riordan, Camp Half-Blood's senior scribe, gives you an inside look at the world of demigods that NO regular human child is allowed to see. These highly classified archives include three of Percy Jackson's most perilous adventures, exclusive colour stills from the new film, a Spotter's Guide to Monsters, a Who's Who in Greek mythology, Percy's Summer Camp report and much more. So, if you're armed with this book, you'll have everything you need to know to keep you alive in your training. Your own adventures have just begun ...
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  • Mythos

    Stephen Fry

    Product Code: BQKMW
    Paperback
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    Award-winning comedian and bestselling author Stephen Fry retells the greatest myths and legends ever told in this lively, humorous book.

    Readers will gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great heads of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.

    Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
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  • Greek Myths and Legends

    Anna Claybourne

    Product Code: AAHHZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a new edition of this detailed introduction to the most famous gods and goddesses in Greek mythology and their exploits. Fully illustrated throughout, this title helps the reader to understand the stories of the Greek gods and the way in which they were worshipped. A full index and 'Who's Who' section at the back of this book make it a must for those studying mythology or researching for a project.
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  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece

    Don Nardo

    Product Code: AQXOM
    Paperback 9 years +
    This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Greece. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.
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  • Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: ANHLA
    Paperback 9 years +
    Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over...
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  • The Greek Myths

    Robert Graves

    Product Code: BJMOB
    Paperback
    *The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths*'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...'These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature.The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.
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  • The Mark of Athena

    Rick Riordan

    Product Code: AHXGR
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Mark of Athena is the explosive third part in Rick Riordan's number one series - Heroes of Olympus. One fatal prophecy seven brave demigods a quest to find - and close - the doors of death. Annabeth felt as if someone had draped a cold washcloth across her neck. She heard that whispering laughter again, as if the presence had followed her from the ship. She looked up at the Argo II. Its massive bronze hull glittered in the sunlight. Part of her wanted to kidnap Percy right now, get on board and get out of here while they still could. She couldn't shake the feeling that something was about to go terribly wrong. She couldn't risk losing Percy again. Rick Riordan Is The Mythmaster - The Greek Gods are alive and kicking - "A cracking read". (Sunday Express). "Explosive". (Big Issue). "Action-packed". (Telegraph). Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006.
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  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology

    Michael Ford

    Product Code: AGBGS
    Paperback 7 years +
    Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Ancient Greek Mythology is a collection of classic archetypal Ancient Greek myths, including the stories of Jason, Perseus, Odysseus, Heracles, Oedipus and Theseus. These stories, which have had a great influence on thinkers throughout the centuries, inform popular culture even today. Here they are told as if by a fireside storyteller, detailing the horrific perils these heroes faced. An historical introduction explains who the Ancient Greeks were, describing their beliefs and customs. Footnotes throughout the book define and explain difficult words and concepts. There is a detailed index, with pronunciations of difficult names and places. The text is enlivened with black-and-white illustrations, and a map of ancient Greece.
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  • Mythologica

    Victoria Topping

    Product Code: BZLWR
    Hardback
    An illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other, Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye-popping colour from artist Victoria Topping and authoritative text from Classics scholar and Greek mythology expert Dr Stephen Kershaw. Uncover the colourful lives of 50 powerful gods and goddesses, earth-dwelling mortals and terrifying monsters as you journey back in time to ancient Greece. From the fearless Athena and her meddlesome ways to the brave and bold Odysseus and his remarkable journey home, discover why these incredible stories are still a part of our culture today. Listed alphabetically, each boldly designed spread presents a figure from the myths, including their name in Greek, their defining attributes and a summary of their story, along with multiple sidelights that provide additional facts. Interspersed with the profiles are summaries of famous mythological tales and historical events, like the Odyssey, the Trojan War and the story of the Argonauts. An electrifying visual portrayal of each figure transports you directly into their wild world. Victoria Topping's artwork is a fusion of technological and traditional techniques that combines photography, painting and cut-paper collage to perfectly express the blending of human and fantastic traits from which mythical beings are made. The thrilling images and digestible text provide the perfect introduction to the lively world of Greek mythology. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the epic, heroic and sometimes terrible lives of mortals, monsters and gods.
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  • Greek Myths and Mazes

    Jan Bajtlik

    Product Code: BZJSS
    Hardback
    A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps. Discover the legendary labyrinths of Ancient Greece, as well as the myths and stories that have captured readers for thousands of years, in this beautifully illustrated collection of puzzles and facts. From an Ancient Greek theatre, to the Trojan horse and the Minotaur, the book is packed full of history and mythology, and will astound readers of all ages.
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  • Mythos

    Stephen Fry

    Product Code: BKXEQ
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    Penguin presents the unabridged audio CD edition of Mythos written and read by Stephen Fry.*** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
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  • Treasury of Greek Mythology

    Donna Jo Napoli

    Product Code: ACVGB
    Hardback
    With stunning artwork and lively and strong story-telling, this title presents Greek myths in a most accessible manner, making it a must-have addition to the family library and a sure hit for all those intrigued with the fascinating and fantastic tales of Greek mythology. Christina Balit's stunning artwork combines with Donna Jo Napoli's exquisite writing to create a beautiful volume on Greek mythology. Separated into two main sections, the volume first brings to life the stories of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena. Next readers delve into the fascinating tales of heroes and monsters including Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa. All the while stunning artwork and creative, lively, and accessible storytelling will captivate them. Each section ends with profile of 'other' gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters. "NG Treasury of Greek Mythology" is sure to wow children and parents and become a keepsake title that families will return to again and again.
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  • My First Greek Myths: Trojan Horse

    Anna Goutzouri

    Product Code: CDAJD
    Other
    Even the very young can now learn about the Trojan Horse and clever Odysseus while playing with five different mechanisms and enjoying the colorful, vivid illustrations.
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  • Greek Myths

    Eric Braun

    Product Code: CBZDQ
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    Make the mythology of Ancient Greece come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations. Discover the gods and goddesses behind the myths and the powers they used to control and change the world. There's Zeus, the king of the gods who ruled the sky, and Poseidon, the god and ruler of the seas, plus many more. Sidebars, facts and infographics help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of Ancient Greece.
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  • The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths

    William Hansen

    Product Code: CBKCR
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    The first anthology to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories-from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, incompetent seers, people who suddenly change sex, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh-these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology-from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Complete with beautiful illustrations, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.
  • Heroes

    Stephen Fry

    Product Code: BXVLN
    Paperback
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    Stephen Fry's companion to Mythos finds the popular comedian, actor, presenter and director retelling incredible stories of mortals, monsters, quests and adventures.

    Stephen reveals all about Jason's journey aboard the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece; wittily examines how Oedipus attempted to solve the riddle of the Sphinx; and discovers how Bellerophon captured the winged horse Pegasus to slay the monster Chimera.

    These action-packed stories show just how brave humans can be - and exactly what we're capable of...
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  • Julius Zebra: Grapple with the Greeks!

    Gary Northfield

    Product Code: BUNHF
    Paperback
    The fourth title in Gary Northfield's award-winning, action-packed and hysterically funny series brimming with entertaining Ancient Roman and Greek facts. In the much-anticipated fourth Julius Zebra book, Grapple with the Greeks!, demi-god Heracles promises Julius and his chums a great reward if they can help him to find the lost Golden Apple. On this madcap new adventure, our unlikely heroes will confront the Minotaur in the labyrinth, trick a one-hundred-headed dragon at the Garden of Hesperides and, after a dramatic visit to King Midas, perform a daring rescue attempt in the depths of the Underworld. But what will the ever-watchful gods on Mount Olympus have to say about their antics? A hugely enjoyable addition to this internationally popular series.
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