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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I felt that I had seen all the same things before, I wish she would have done something that was more eye catching.

From Shakespeare and Dickens to the Canterbury Tales and Greek Myths, her humorous comic-strip illustration is hugely popular all over the globe. Marcia Williams began to develop her distinctive comic-book style at an early age: "When I was about ten and wrote home to my family from boarding school," she says, "I never wrote normal letters.

I should know; it’s the book that I plucked from my shelf when I was barely a toddler, and there began my love of all things ancient. This will really help children work on their reading skills and better understand what they are reading. It was this book that planted the seed that would eventually sprout and blossom into my ongoing love for Ancient Grecian mythology—additionally probably my earliest memory of being made aware in print that sometimes really shit things happen to unassuming people for almost no reason whatsoever, and that there's almost nothing you can do to fight it, à la Olympus style.

Even with a large storybook, the pictures are small and could be better enjoyed at a close proximity. In this book you'll find eight favourite myths - the stories of Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers, Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Ariachne and the goddess Athene. Readers, from reluctant to eager, will be attracted by the colorful illustrations, the artistry, and the wit with which Ms. The author does a nice job of preserving the original myth while still simplifying it enough for young readers to understand.

Ranging from Shakespeare to Noah’s Ark and other Bible Stories, to the adventures of Robin Hood, she creates a way it can be accessible for children. Williams takes classic myths and presents them in a comic strip format with humor and language that students can understand. In this book, you'll find the stories of Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Arachne and the goddess Athene. This dramatic, lovingly-illustrated comic-strip version of the Greek myths fuses incredible tales of heroism and tragedy with humorous, detailed artwork that will always stick in your mind. Then again, I was a weird child, who was fascinated with disasters and chaos, like Chernobyl, the Titanic, World War II, and tornadoes.

It is good that Theseus killed the minotaur so that the people of Athens could stop being given to him for food. If I could make these stories more accessible, I realized, kids wouldn't have to wait until they were grown-up to appreciate them. I loved that it included the story of Arion the Dolphin Man in edition to some of the more normal Greek Myths. Marcia Williams is known for her adaptation of classic stories into a graphic novel style books for younger readers.

Marcia Williams traveled extensively as a child and was educated in Sussex, England, and Switzerland. Written in horizontal comic strip fashion, this book retells eight Greek Myths in a humorous and fun way.

There is a scene where Perseus meets the nymphs and they give him a helmet to make him invisible, but Perseus doesn't put in on right and they can see his foot. I had heard some of the myths before but it was enjoyable to read about new characters and creatures. I gave this book three stars because even though i did enjoy this book I felt as if it was not one of the BEST children's books I have read. The book is laid out like comic book with artistic illustrations in comic strip form with nine small boxes on a page.

There is more room for details in the background and the emphasis is placed on characters, feelings and events because of this. For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. Even reluctant readers (let alone closet classicists) will be drawn to pore over these entrancing pages.

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