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Bertie Beetle, John Santry

Gilbert the Guinea Pig and Other Tales

The Sunflower tells of the nymph Clytie and her unrequited love for Apollo. Giving in to despair, she stays rooted to the ground, her face bound to follow the sun, the god Apollo. The Golden Touch depicts a version of the King Midas story. When Midas begs the “golden touch” from the god, Bacchus, his clothing, food and his little daughter all turn to gold. After he goes to the river to wash off the curse, there is a permanent residue of gold dust on the river bed. (...)

literary

YEAR: 1943

COUNTRY: Australia


Charlotte Craft, Kinuko Y. Craft

King Midas and the Golden Touch

The book follows the myth of King Midas’ golden touch with lavish illustrations. The author follows the well-known tale of the King’s avarice until his golden touch affected his own life, by turning his food and daughter to gold. The illustrations are colorful, oil over watercolor, and take up an entire page.(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United States of America


​Mikiko Ponczeck, Tom Taylor

M.I.D.A.S.

M.I.D.A.S. is a graphic short story about Andy, a man who has become radioactive after being struck by a bomb blast. He lives in a bio-hazard suit, designed to protect others from his radioactivity. Occasionally he assists a bomb-disposal squad called M.I.D.A.S. He is isolated from others, lonely, and dealing with an inner anger that may be a side-effect of his radioactivity. Everything he touches turns to BOOM. He is called by Captain Turk to defuse a suitcase bomb. Seeing it is organic, he tak(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Australia


Joshua Campbell, Jason Haigh-Elllery, Gary Russel

Prisoner Zero (Series, Season 1, 26 Episodes)

Prisoner Zero is an animated science-fiction series for children (target audience: 8-12 years). Its premise is that the titular Zero has been imprisoned and had his memories stolen by evil regime known as the Imperium in order to allow them to utilize the Bioweve to enslave the minds of its citizens. This said, it is not Zero who is the star of the show but rather the teenagers Tag and Gem who accompany Zero on his adventures. The story arc of the first season centres upon the pair’s attem(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Australia


Kathleen Olmstead, Maurizio Quarello

Silver Penny Stories (Series): King Midas

The book follows the myth of King Midas’ golden touch with page-long illustrations. The story is aimed at young children.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America