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Emma Chichester Clark, Geraldine McCaughrean

Orchard Book of Roman Myths

This is a retelling of Roman myths, meant for ages 9–12, that takes the readers through a fantastic journey of cultural transition, from Troy to Rome. It combines some tales of Greek mythology with Roman myths (Romulus and Remus, the Sibylline prophecies, Tages, Camillus, Lara, the Sabine Women, Aeneas). The chapters of the book are as follows:Introduction: explains how the Romans translated the Greek gods, creating their own mythology where the main concept was "duty". 1) T(...)


YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

Don Gillmor , Pierre Pratt

The Boy Who Ate the World (and the Girl Who Saved It)

This is picture book (illustrations composed in Acrylic) in which Herman Oof, a baby giant, eats all the available food, then turns his attention to cities, lands, and the entire world. ‘Scientists examined Herman and said, "If this keeps up, soon there won’t be anything left to eat in the whole world." (p. 6). Having eaten all the food, and lost any companions, Herman is lonely. "He was too tall to talk to anyone. He stared up at the sky and imagined that he was the m(...)


YEAR: 2008