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Roy Knipe, Geoffrey Trease

Flashbacks (Series): Mission to Marathon

Mission to Marathon immerses the young reader in the tense events of the Battle of Marathon campaign in 490BCE. The story follows a fictional protagonist, Philip, the young son of an Athenian sculptor. When Philip's father hears in the Assembly that the Persians have reached Euboea he anticipates that they will land at Marathon to make their invasion. Philip is tasked with hurrying to the village of Marathon to warn their extended family and urge them to seek safety. Philip's elder broth(...)

literary

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Lewis Helfand , Lalit Kumar Singh

400 BC. The Story of the Ten Thousand

400 is a graphic novel retelling of the March of the Ten Thousand, a historical event which took place at the beginning of the fourth century BCE. Greek mercenaries found themselves stranded in what is now Iraq after the failure of a coup by Cyrus the Younger who was attempting to seize the Persian throne. The event is known to history largely because of the thorough account written by a participant in the events, the philosopher-historian Xenophon. His Anabasis, or journey up country, was writt(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: India


Gabrielle Lord

48 Hours (Series, Book 2): The Medusa Curse

The second book in the two-part series, 48 Hours: The Medusa Curse is a young-adult fiction book by Australian crime-thriller novelist, Gabrielle Lord. The first book in the 48 Hours series, The Vanishing follows friends Jazz and Phoenix as they embark on rescuing their schoolmate, Anika, from being kidnapped. In the second book, they embark on another mission to solve a crime. This time, a robbery occurs at the beginning of the novel. Art forgeries, hacking, hidden tunnels, corrupt socialites, (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Australia


Delphine Dumont

50-Minutes series. History (Series): The Battle of Marathon. The Decisive End of the First Greco-Persian War

This short educational book uses a combination of short text sections and inset text boxes to communicate the events and context of the Battle of Marathon to teenagers and young adults. The publisher asserts that this style makes the information easier to absorb and remember, serving as a sort of short course in the subject. The sections included are as follows:The Battle of Marathon: Key Information.Political and Social Context:Expansion of the Persian EmpireThe Ionian RevoltThe Aegean Strategy(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: France


Margaret Evans Price

A Child's Book of Myths and Enchantment Tales

This is a collection of Greek myths for children. It is a 1986 compilation of Price's 1924 A Child's Book of Myths and 1926 Enchantment Tales for Children. The text is illustrated throughout with Price's large, colourful drawings. The stories generally stick closely to Ovid's versions of myths. An Index of characters at the end provides further context on the characters in the stories.Featured Stories:Prometheus and the Fire of the GodsPandora's BoxHerculesApollo and Diana (s(...)

literary

YEAR: 1924

COUNTRY: United States of America


Heather Alexander , Meredith Hamilton

A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology

The book is divided into an introductory section of character profiles and short stories – ‘Who’s Who and What’s What’, taking up almost half the book, and a second section of full-length mythology retellings. Who’s Who and What’s WhatIntroduction – Why Greek mythology is still being told; why we have different versions; the story of Cronus and Uranus; the war between the Titans and Olympians; a chart showing Titan marriage pairings.Titan Chil(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sarah Janet Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Series, Book 2): A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) is book two of a high fantasy series in which each book takes inspiration from well-known myths or fairytales, with book two being described by the author as influenced by the myth of Hades and Persephone. The novel is published as New Adult in America, a category that explores similar themes to Young Adult, but often with more explicit sexual themes and violence. This impacts the retelling by centring the protagonist’s attraction t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Victor Juhasz, Helen L. Wilbur

A Greek Mythology Alphabet (Series): Z is for Zeus

This book offers adapted lexical information on ancient Greek myths arranged alphabetically. Each letter refers to one entry, for example, A is for Ancient Greece, F is for the Fates, N is for Narcissus and Echo. The text appears on the side and most of the space is given to the colourful and whimsical illustrations. The book also includes a glossary of the gods, goddesses, and their symbols.The entries include:A for ancient GreeceB - beauties and beastsC - ChaosD - DelphiE - Eurydice and Orpheu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Henry Lion Oldie [The pen name of Ukrainian fantasy fiction writers Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhensky]

A Hero Must Be Alone [Герой должен быть один (Geroi dolzhen byt' odin)]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the myth of Hercules, aimed at young adults, in novel format. The plot of the original myth is thoroughly transformed in order to emphasize topics and motives relevant to contemporary youth culture. At the beginning of the book, we learn that Zeus has a special plan for his newly-conceived child from Alcmene and that this plan is a matter of serious disagreement in the family of gods (or “the Family”, as it is called throughout whole Ach(...)

literary

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: Russia


Remus San Diego , Marivi Soliven Blanco

A Jenny and Jay Mystery (Series, Book 4): The Subway Cyclops

This is the fourth of a series of educational readers about the experience of Filipino immigrants in the United States. In it, Jenny and Jay, whose parents are doctors, have recently moved from the Philippines to the United States, and are living in Boston. They find its weather cold and daunting. One day, on the subway, they believe they see a shadowy shape in the dark, one with a "single glow-in-the-dark eye" (p. 11). They describe what they have seen to their housekeeper, Cordelia, (...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: Philippines


Remus San Diego , Marivi Soliven Blanco

A Jenny and Jay Mystery (Series, Book 4): The Subway Cyclops

Philippines 1995

literary


Wojciech Mohort-Kopaczyński

A Long Time Ago in Hellas. Selection of Greek Myths for Children [Dawno temu w Helladzie. Mity greckie w wyborze dla dzieci]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Maria Kruhlak, p. 215.A collection of the best known Greek myths developed and adapted for children. It introduces the world of myths for children who are encountering mythological stories for the first time. In this(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: Poland


Alison Hawes

A Roman Soldier Handbook

This handbook contains information and facts about Roman legionary life, from food to paychecks and to their everyday life in the Roman army. The text is accompanied by photos and illustrations.The book also offers a short glossary and further reading, listing websites, books and places you can visit and learn about the Roman army in the UK, such as Vindolanda.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Alison Hawes

A Roman Soldier Handbook

United Kingdom 2009

literary


Brett Helquist , Lemony Snicket [pen name of Daniel Handler]

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series, Books 1-13)

This series of thirteen 13-chaptered novels follows the "unfortunate events" which befall Violet, Klaus and baby Sunny Baudelaire after the death of their parents in a fire in the family home. On becoming orphans, the siblings are placed in the custody of their uncle, Count Olaf, who, from the first book onwards tries various – and typically murderous – ways, to acquire their huge fortune. Olaf is aided throughout by his accomplices in V.F.S., a mysterious organisation to w(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United States of America


David Almond

A Song for Ella Grey

A Song For Ella Grey is a non-linear retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice set in contemporary Newcastle, from the point of view of Claire, Ella’s best friend and lover. Claire disapproves of Ella’s relationship with Orpheus, and is gradually left behind by Ella to witness their love and subsequent deaths. Claire and Ella are seventeen, and Orpheus is described as looking in his early twenties, though it is hinted that he may be much older.Part 1 – Present DayClaire is in love with(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Irena Parandowska

A Tale about Icarus and Daedalus [Opowieść o Ikarze i Dedalu]

A previous version of the entry was published in: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 270-272. online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. In ancient times, before the invention of railway and air travel, there lived a man in Athens who may be considered the first(...)

literary

YEAR: 1981

COUNTRY: Poland


Annie Sullivan

A Touch of Gold

Kora is the daughter of King Midas. When Dionysus grants him the golden touch, Midas inadvertently turns her, aged seven, into a golden statue. After begging the deceitful god to reverse the power, the king submerges himself and his daughter in the nearby river, but while celebrating Kora’s return to human form, Midas forgets to adhere to the terms of Dionysus’ bargain – that all the items he turned to gold must be washed in the river before sunset. Twelve objects are forgotten(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Annie Sullivan

A Touch of Gold

United States of America 2018

literary


Nathaniel Hawthorne

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys

First published in 1851, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys holds a significant place in the reception of classical myth as one of the first retellings written in English specifically for children (Charles Lamb’s Adventures of Ulysses, published in 1808, is an important predecessor, and Charles Kinglsey’s The Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children, was published five years later in 1856).  Prior to this, mythic stories predominantly featured in t(...)

literary

YEAR: 1852

COUNTRY: United States of America


Juliet Rix, Juliet Snape

A-Maze-Ing Minotaur

This picture book retells the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Its retelling is unusual in that the text is framed on each left page, with a split-level illustration spreading across each pair of pages. In the top illustration (usually taking up two-thirds of the image) is the story of King Minos and his action; the lower illustration (one-third) reveals the Minotaur, lurking below. The style of the illustration is influenced by Minoan art, with bright colours, clothing, and wall-decorations, (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Juliet Rix, Juliet Snape

A-Maze-Ing Minotaur

United Kingdom 2014

literary


Marian Grześczak, Zbigniew Łoskot

About a Boy Whom You Also Are [O chłopcu, którym jesteś i ty]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.Daedalus and his inquisitive and lively son, Icarus, travel from Athens, from where they were banished, to Crete. Icarus dreams about being able to fly, so he and his father co(...)

literary

YEAR: 1981

COUNTRY: Poland


Lee Smyth

Achilles’ Rage (Warriors, 1)

This novel is set during the Trojan War, when two fictional characters, the twins Jem and Wren get involved with the rivalry between Achilles, Odysseus, Agamemnon and Hector. They witness the ending of the war and the seizure of Troy. Jem and Wren are orphans from Lemnos. Their parents were killed and the twins were takes as slaves by the horrible Greek mercenaries Scarp and Claw. They were brought to work with horses and are assigned to Achilles’ camp where they witness his harsh feud wit(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Andrzej Majewski

Adam the Tireless Wanderer [Adam niestrudzony wędrowiec]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Gabriela Rogowska, pp. 175-176.The hero of the book is Adam – a little boy found by an old couple in the forest. When the boy grows a little older he sets out on a journey seeking the wisdom of the world and le(...)

literary

YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: Poland


Vikentsi Ravinski

Aeneid Inside Out [Энеіда навыварат (Eneida navyvarat)]

After the fall of Troy, Aeneas, the son of Venus, along with his soldiers travel to Rome in order to establish a new kingdom there. Juno, who does not like Aeneas's mother, Venus, wants to thwart the hero. She talks Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds, into raising a storm in the sea. But Aeneas appeals to Neptune for help. Neptune calms down the wind and soothes the sea. Venus helps her son too; she asks Zeus to support Aeneas. Zeus promises Venus that her son will happily arrive in Rome and wi(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Russian Empire


Ivan Kotliarevsky

Aeneid. Travestied Inside Out into Little Russian language by I. Kotliarevsky [Енеида. На малороссійскій языкъ перелиціованная И. Котляревскимъ (Eneyda. Na malorossiĭskiĭ iazyk perelytsiovannaia Y. Kotliarevskym)]

After the fall of Troy, Aeneas ("Aeneas was a lively fellow, / Lusty as any Cossack blade") and the Trojans run away to sea. Juno asks Aeolus to sink the Trojans. Aeolus creates the storm, but Aeneas gives Neptune a bribe, and the storm calms down. Venus feels worried about her son Aeneas and complains about Juno to Zeus. Zeus says that the fate of Aeneas is already sealed - he will go to Rome and found a strong state there. After much suffering, the Trojans reach Carthage, where Dido (...)

literary

YEAR: 1798

COUNTRY: Russia Russian Empire


Talleen Hacikyan, Michael Rosen

Aesop's Fables

Aesop [an introduction to Aesop by Dr J.R.C. Cousland, Univ. British Columbia]Dog and WolfFox and GrapesCrow and FoxLion, Fox and WolfWolf and LambMouse and LionFrog and BullCockerel, Dog and FoxMosquito, Lion and SpiderFir Tree and ThornbushThe Axe and the TreesPartridge and the Fighting CocksTown Mouse and Country MouseEach story is laid out with one page for the tale and a full-page illustration on the facing page. The myths are told in the simple, direct language (note the minimal use of art(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Talleen Hacikyan, Michael Rosen

Aesop's Fables

United Kingdom 2013

literary


Lou Kuenzler , Jill Newton

Aesop’s Awesome Rhymes (Series, Book 7): The Grasshopper and the Ants

This story for young readers uses rhyme, illustration, and inset speeches to deliver a comic version of Aesop’s fable, The Grasshopper and the Ants. It is told in iambic tetrameter, and opens with a brief explanation of who Aesop was, showing an image of him sitting on a log talking to a group of girls and boys, then explaining: ‘This fable warns you not to shirk/ while other people do the work!’(5)The fable begins, setting the scene, showing the ants working, and Jim, the gras(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Rodney McRae

Aesop’s Fables

McRae’s illustrations interpret Aesop’s fables through a range of international art forms and visual references. He is inspired by folk art and design, as well as some of the earliest known European artworks, such as the Lascaux cave paintings, Australian Indigenous, Mayan and Aztec art, Indian art, and contemporary Japanese woodblocks which enhance the reader’s interpretations of the fables. McRae also uses collage from torn paper, scraperboard, charcoal and watercolours. (...)

literary

YEAR: 1990

COUNTRY: Australia


Manuela Adreani

Aesop’s Fables

Aesop’s Fables includes twenty fables drawn from Aesop, accompanied by Adreani’s surrealistic and dreamy paintings. The collection features less famous stories, including The Fox and the Donkey in a Lion’s Skin, The Lion and the Stag at the Spring, and The Frogs Ask for a King, rather than the widely known fables, such as The Hare and the Tortoise, The Lion and the Mouse, and Town Mouse and Country Mouse. Foxes, donkeys, lions, frogs, and various species of birds feature in mos(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Italy


Vivian French , Korky Paul [of Hamish Vigne Christie Paul]

Aesop’s Funky Fables

The work is a selection of Aesop’s Fables, retold for children in verse and prose, using rap and humorous techniques. All retellings have humorous illustrations, in a mixture of watercolours and line drawings.  The Fox and the Crow (8-13) is told in verse, using rap techniques of repetition and other poetic techniques: e.g. ‘Brother CrowPuffed up his feathers with pridePuffed up his feathersPuffed upPuffedAnd opened his beak wide.  “CAW!” said the crow&ldqu(...)

literary

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Vivian French , Korky Paul [of Hamish Vigne Christie Paul]

Aesop’s Funky Fables

United Kingdom 1997

literary


Ray Ching

Aesop’s Kiwi Fables

These are Aesop’s Fables adapted, illustrated and set in New Zealand, substituting native fauna for Aesopian characters. There are forty seven fables in Ching’s Aesop’s Kiwi Fables.The Cat & The Cockerel upon a Journey; The Blackbird & His Tail; The Kiwi at the River; The Huhu Beetle & His Shadow; The Kiwi & The Goose; The Old Tuatara & the Possum; The Cat & the Kiwi Chick; The Kiwi & the Jewel; The Thoughtful Kea; Huia & Kokako of Old; The Old M(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: New Zealand


Ray Ching

Aesop’s Kiwi Fables

New Zealand 2012

literary


Jolanta Nowaczyk , Daria Solak

Ala has a Cat. And Ali? First-class Sentences [Ala ma kota. A Ali? Zdanka pierwsza klasa]

The book is a collection of the first sentences from elementary schools primers, used to teach how to read worldwide, specifically in twenty-five countries, including Poland, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Ethiopia. This original idea reinforces reading skills through contact with other languages and promotes basic knowledge about other cultures. For example, on the page with the Greek sentence, “Έλλη, να ένα μήλο” (Elli, this is an (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Poland


Jane Bingham , Robin Lawrie, Anne Millard

Alexander the Great (Usborne Young Reading Series 3)

This title introduces young readers to biography and history, with elements of geography and politics, in a title that also encourages developing literacy through the use of fairly complex vocabulary and delivery in a relatively lengthy volume. The format is birth to death, following the traditions of biography. A map of Alexander's empire opens the work and orientates the reader, and this is followed by ten chapters on Alexander's life, in which text and image are interspersed; most pag(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Nikos Kazantzakis

Alexander the Great / In the Time of Alexander the Great [Μέγας Αλέξανδρος / Στα χρόνια του Μεγαλέξανδρου (Mégas Aléxandros / Sta chrónia tou Megaléxandrou)]

The novel covers Alexander the Great’s life, beginning with his famous taming of the wild horse Bucephalas at fifteen and ending with his death in Babylon in 323 BCE. The novel focuses primarily on Alexander’s twin ambitions, to unite Greece and to conquer Asia and how he made them a reality. He shared these aspirations with his father Philip II of Macedon, who is an important character in the early part of the book. This covers Alexander’s early life at his father’s cour(...)

literary

YEAR: 1940

COUNTRY: Greece


Chris Capstick , Monika Filipina

Alexander the Great Dane

This light-hearted story is set in an ancient Egypt ruled by giant cats. The giant cats unfairly favour the normal-sized cats, leaving dogs to do all the work. This injustice has persisted for generations, until "a young pup called Alexander" left his care-free youth behind him to enter a world of toil and decided to lead the dogs in throwing off the shackles of their oppressors. True to the genre of books for young children, Alexander asks dogs of various occupations for their views o(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Chris Capstick , Monika Filipina

Alexander the Great Dane

United Kingdom 2017

literary


Jamila Gavin, David Parkins

Alexander the Great. Man, Myth, or Monster?

Alexander the Great. Man, Myth, or Monster? introduces young readers to ancient history via biography. The birth to death format follows the traditions of biography, while the narrative also moves forward and backwards in parts, with the narrator recalling previous events or anticipating events that will occur later. The story is punctuated by mythic tales which are introduced as if being told to soldiers in the story. These embedded myths are well chosen to reflect what is happening in the main(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Renée Grimaud (Grimaud Ayanoglou), Daniel Maja

Alphabeta. The Greek Alphabet through Its Legends [Alphabêta. L'alphabet grec par ses légendes]

In the beginning, the 24 letters of the Greek alphabet are introduced with their French names and pronunciation. Selected mythological stories are presented in the alphabetical order of their titles. Each two-page layout contains a short tale and a full-page illustration in a blue colour scheme and introduces another character by their name, which begins with a particular Greek letter. The characters described are: Alpha – Argos, Beta – Bellerophon, Gamma – Gorgons, Delta (...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: France


Michael Townsend

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Greek Mythology

This book contains nine mythological tales written in comic form. First there is a brief introduction of various creatures of Greek mythology, such as the Cyclops, centaurs, Satyrs, Nymphs Pegasus but also made-for laugh ones such as a fairy goat or Mer-Donkey. There is an emphasis on the natural world of ancient Greece, where there was no technology, and on monsters, heroes and gods. The Olympian gods are mentioned, with the exclusion of Hephaestus and Ares, although Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo,(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Neil Gaiman

American Gods

In American Gods, a man named Shadow is released from prison when his wife dies in a car accident. On his journey to the funeral, he meets a mysterious stranger, Mr Wednesday. Wednesday turns out to be the Norse god, Odin, and hires Shadow as a bodyguard. Wednesday tells Shadow that war is coming, a war between the "old" gods, and the "new." These old gods are the gods of myth and legend, who have come to the United States, brought in the imaginations, memories, and stor(...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


Neil Gaiman

American Gods

United States of America 2001

literary


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Amphitrite the Bubbly (Goddess Girls, 17)

In this installment, we meet a new character, Amphitrite, a mermaid who is not a regular student at MOA academy. Amphitrite is a mermaid who dreams about living on land. In this combination of mythology and “the little mermaid”, Amphitrite does not forsake her marine home for life on land, but learns to combine both. The story alternates between her narrative and Poseidon’s, and the connecting theme is identity – who you really are. Amphitrite’s sister, Thetis,(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Alfred Ledwig, Stanisław Pagaczewski

An Adventure on Rhodes [Przygoda na Rodos]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.In terms of the plot, this book (an adventure novel with elements of fantasy) can be regarded as a continuation of the trilogy about the adventures of the Wawel Dragon, but the(...)

literary

YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY: Poland


Alfred Ledwig, Stanisław Pagaczewski

An Adventure on Rhodes [Przygoda na Rodos]

Poland 1982

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Gilly Cameron Cooper

Ancient Greek Myths (Series): Cyclops

An educational comic that retells elements from the Odyssey, focusing on the Cyclops. It begins with informational pages about The Greeks, the Gods and Myths, (4-5), then provides maps for Setting the Scene, (6-7) before retelling the myth in 7 short chapters: A Long Way from Home, A Promising Land, The Cyclops Comes Home, Outwitting the Cyclops, Blind Man’s Bluff, Partin Shot, Poseidon’s Revenge. A Glossary and Index complete the book.In The Greeks, Their Gods and Myths, a short exp(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Colin King, Stephanie Turnbull

Ancient Greeks (Usborne Beginners Series)

This short book starts by introducing ‘An ancient land,’ before moving to specific sections, each covering a double spread, on: ‘Life in Greece’; ‘Clothes and fashion’; ‘What people ate’; ‘A trip to market’; ‘Feasts and fun’; ‘Gods and goddesses’; ‘Talking to the gods’; ‘Heroes and monsters’; ‘The Olympic Games’; ‘Greek plays’; ‘Mighty warriors’; ‘(...)

literary

YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Mary Helen Beckwith, Regina Price

Ancient Myths for Kids (Book 1): What's in the Box, Pandora?

This rendition of the myth is written in short lines, almost like poetry. It narrates the story of Pandora and Epimetheus as little children. The girl Pandora is interested in a mysterious wooden box she saw at Epimetheus’ house. He tells her that what is inside the box and who gave it to him are a secret. Finally, after she keeps asking, he tells her the box was brought by a man with wings on his cap; Pandora guesses he is Mercury since he also brought her to where she currently lives and(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Mary Helen Beckwith, Regina Price

Ancient Myths for Kids (Book 1): What's in the Box, Pandora?

United Kingdom 2014

literary


Joe Lillington, Iris Volant [The Flying Eye Books’ In-House Writers]

Ancient Warriors

Ancient Warriors is divided as follows: overview of specific armies; short biographies of military leaders; overviews of battles throughout history. The book covers the Bronze Age until the 14th Century CE and features armies such as the Mayans (p. 12-13), the Romans (p. 24-28), the Huns (p. 34-35), the Vikings (p. 42-43), and the Samurai (p. 50-51). These armies are arranged chronologically and are described along with their respective military leaders such as Ramesses II (p.16-17), Alexander t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Danielle Jawando

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly

Set in Wythenshawe in Manchester, And the Stars Were Burning Brightly follows fifteen-year-old Nathan as he attempts to understand his older brother Al’s death by suicide. Al, a deep thinker and talented artist, seemingly had everything to live for, but Nathan eventually learns that Al was the victim of a sustained bullying campaign on social media and in his everyday life at school and on the estate where they live.As part of his quest for information both online and offline, Nathan gets (...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Danielle Jawando

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly

United Kingdom 2020

literary


Jenny Blackford

Andromeda

Andromeda is a feminist reimagining of the story of Andromeda and the sea monster.  It fleshes out the personality of the princess, who, whilst mindful of the obligations of her royal role, longs for freedom from its obligations. She has an unaccountable sense of needing something, ‘something she had been missing for such a long time’ (130). Since the onset of puberty Andromeda has suffered overwhelming fits of rage. Her maturation is symbolically tied to the sea monster, who be(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: Australia


Jenny Blackford

Andromeda

Australia 2008

literary


Alison Forbes, Neville Smith

Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls: “A Horse with Wings”

“A Horse with Wings” tells of how a young boy named Charles wants a pony, but when he kicks his football through the window on the back verandah, he saves his parents the trouble of punishing him by putting himself to bed without any supper. As he drifts off to sleep, a winged horse visits him, Pegasus, who assumes the authoritative voice of an adult, advising that “People do not believe the stories about the ancient Greek gods nowadays, which is rather a shame, because many of(...)

literary

YEAR: 1955

COUNTRY: Australia


Ola [Aleksandra] Woldańska-Płocińska

Animalocracy [Zwierzokracja]

Zwierzokracja is a large-format non-fiction picture book presenting the history of human-animal relations from prehistory to modern times. Each spread is dedicated to a different topic. Woldańska-Płocińska touches on such issues as hunting, mediaeval animal trials, farming chickens on top of city buildings, intensive animal farming, bird feeding, the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights (1978), endangered species, and veganism. There is even a mention of Jane Goodall, famous primatologist(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Poland


Ola [Aleksandra] Woldańska-Płocińska

Animalocracy [Zwierzokracja]

Poland 2018

literary


Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Antony and Cleopatra

The book belongs to the series by Andrew Matthews, where classic plays of William Shakespeare are retold. The story about Antony and Cleopatra is told in a form of recollections of Servius, one of Antony’s loyal soldiers. Servius goes back to recall memories from the day when he was listening to Antony giving a speech over Caesar's body. Shortly afterward, Servius was appointed to be Antony’s Centurion. Since that moment, the soldier’s memories overlap with the events known(...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the Beauty (Goddess Girls, 3)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment (the third book of the series and the first which focuses on Aphrodite) we follow the adventures of Aphrodite, the pretty and stylish goddessgirl of love and beauty. Aphrodite gives Athena a makeover to make her more appealing to boys and gets jealous at the too-good outcome. Aphrodite learns the meaning of true beauty (Hephaestus) and hollow beauty (Ares) and in the end, friendship is the most beautiful thing.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the Diva (Goddess Girls, 6)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment we follow Aphrodite’s plan to up her grade in Hero-ology class. She goes to Egypt where she encounters Isis. Aphrodite and the Greek go encounter the Egyptian goddesses and compete with them. Aphrodite needs to find her own voice and what makes her special. The book also reiterates themes from the Trojan war.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Aphrodite the Fair (Goddess Girls, 15)

In this installment, Ares’ sister, Eris, goddess of discord, suddenly appears at his birthday party. The self-confident Ares, the envy of many other godboys, is in fact scared of his older sister who bullied him since childhood. When Eris crashes his surprise birthday party, Ares is terrified: “panic filled him. He had to get rid of his sister before she ruined everything for him here at MOA.” (p. 19). In a retelling of the judgement of Paris, Eris causes strife between the stu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Maria Krüger

Apolejka and Her Donkey [Apolejka i jej osiołek]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.A princess named Apolejka lives alone in a high tower on a hill outside the town. One day from the windows of her tower she notices a chimney-sweep drinking water from the well(...)

literary

YEAR: 1963

COUNTRY: Poland


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Apollo and the Battle of the Birds (Heroes in Training, 6)

This is the sixth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). The group is searching for the mysterious aegis and on the way they will battle the ferocious Stymphalian birds and meet Ares. The group also helps the villagers to overcome a deadly drought. Meanwhile Ares, who was raised by Titans, takes time to adapt to his new found family.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nick Roberts, Stella Tarakson

Apollo's Mystic Message (Hopeless Heroes, 5)

This is book 5 in the Hopeless Heroes series. This is series of portal-fantasy adventures in which a timid boy travels to the world of ancient myth by means of a magic vase, and learns to be brave through adventures with classical heroes. At the end of the previous book, Tim Baker was told by his mother's boyfriend (and his school teacher), Larry Green, that there is a vase at the British Museum which depicts an image of a modern boy holding a vase. At first, Tim is reluctant to believe it i(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Shirow Masamune

Appleseed (Series, Book 1): The Promethean Challenge [アップルシード プロメテウスの挑戦 / Appurushīdo: Purometeusu no chōsen]

In the aftermath of WWIII in the 22nd century (the story takes place between the years 2125-2127), the former civilized order has crushed and changed. Former soldiers and friends, Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos (Bri) survive in abandoned cities in desolated places named “Badside”, trying to scrap a living. One day they are confronted by a young woman named Hitomi. She tells them she works for Aegis, the Central Management Bureau. Hitomi was sent from the government of O(...)

literary

YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY: Japan


Shirow Masamune

Appleseed [アップルシード, Appurushīdo] (Series, Book 2): Prometheus Unbound [プロメテウスの解放, Purometeusu no kaihō]

In the utopian city of Olympus, built on the ruin of a devastated world after WWIII, tension is rising between humans and Bioroids (enhanced humans). The city's high council of Bioroids develops a new plan, elpis, "a program for the optimization of the human race" (p. 50). This plan aims to regulate the bodies and minds of humans. The council elucidates its radical plan by saying that if they do not take action, "the earth will become an increasingly inhospitable place for man(...)

literary

YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY: Japan United States of America


Katie O’Neill

Aquicorn Cove

Lana, a motherless girl, returns to the small seaside town of Abalone with her father, to spend time with her Auntie Mae, and help her repair the family property after a storm. Walking on the beach and looking in rock pools, remembering times she spent there with her mother, Melody, Lana finds a curious, wounded creature, like a seahorse but not quite. She puts it in a jar of water, and takes advice from Mae to feed it brine shrimp. Later, while on beach clean-up, Lana is greeted by a larger ver(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Katie O’Neill

Aquicorn Cove

United States of America 2018

literary


Nick Roberts, Stella Tarakson

Arachne Golden Gloves (Hopeless Heroes, 3)

This is book 3 in the Hopeless Heroes series. This is a series of portal-fantasy adventures in which a timid boy travels to the world of ancient myth by means of a magic vase, and learns to be brave through adventures with classical heroes. Tim Baker, the school-child hero of the book is doing the housework since his mother is busy with her jobs. He catches a spider, and is very interested in it. Yet his mother is afraid of it. Tim decides not to kill the animal but rather set it free outside. H(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Ron Brooks, Jenny Wagner

Aranea: A Story About A Spider

Aranea tells the story of an orb weaving spider who seeks to construct the perfect web. From her home in the "lilac bush in somebody’s garden", she works persistently and secretly at her weaving. Sometimes she herself destroys what she has created before anyone wakes up to see it; other times her webs are broken by stick-wielding schoolboys or housewives hanging out their washing. But while the people register her weaving, Aranea herself remains hidden from sight. Late in th(...)

literary

YEAR: 1975

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Ron Brooks, Jenny Wagner

Aranea: A Story About A Spider

United Kingdom 1975

literary


Kai Meyer

Arcadia Awakens [Arkadien erwacht] (Arcadia, 1 [Arkadien, 1])

A shy seventeen year old girl, Rosa Alcantara, comes from Brooklyn, New York, and is of Italian descent. After having been raped she had to undergo an abortion. One day, she travels by plane to Palermo in Sicily in order to attend the funeral of a leader of the mafia clan called Carnevares. Rosa’s situation within her family is complicated: her father died several years earlier and her mother, who left Sicily a long time before that, does not want to have any contacts with her relatives, w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Germany


Kai Meyer

Arcadia Burns [Arkadien brennt] (Arcadia, 2 [Arkadien, 2])

When Rosa Alcantara and Alessandro Carnevare try to be intimate, they are transformed into mythical beasts, the moment they get too close to each other. The reason for this lies in the fact that they belong to different mafia clans, which have been adversaries for centuries. Therefore, their fate seems to be an eternal fight against each other. When they realize the problem, they stop trying to be intimate, Rosa moves to New York and after many years reconciles with her mother Gemma. Her mum esc(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Germany


Kai Meyer

Arcadia Falls [Arkadien fällt] (Arcadia, 3 [Arkadien, 3])

During their search in Sicily for a peace bringing ancient statue, Rosa Alcantara and Alessandro Carnevare are attacked by harpies, who look like big owls. Yet, it turns out soon that this mythical statue is missing. In their dreadful fight with the harpies, one ally of Rosa and Alessandro called Quattrini is killed. In due course, it is revealed that the harpies are killers for hire and belong to their own clan, the Malandras. The leaders of the clan are two dangerous sisters, Aliza and Saffira(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Germany


Shoo Rayner

Archimedes: the Man Who Invented the Death Ray

Archimedes: the Man Who Invented the Death Ray is an illustrated chapter book that explains the life and work of the Greek scientist (287-212 BC). Rayner explains that Archimedes lived in Sicily, in Syracuse, and his inventions (such as the Death Ray of the title) staved off the Roman conquest of Sicily for two years.  The chapters describe his discovery of fundamental principles of physics and maths: levers, pulleys, pi, the screw pump, the principle named after him (Archimedes’(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Megan Levens , Jamie S. Rich

Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars

Will Ares is a successful divorce lawyer to Hollywood celebrities, currently helping his client, movie producer Evans Beatty, divorce his second wife. Gigi Averelle is a wedding planner at her business Goddess of Love, and is organising the wedding of her client, teen film sensation Carrie Cartwright. Cartwright is marrying Beatty. Will is a hopeless romantic, but Gigi is a romance cynic and does not believe in true love. The pair meet through their clients, whose impending wedding is being thre(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Megan Levens , Jamie S. Rich

Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars

United States of America 2015

literary


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Ares and the Spear of Fear (Heroes in Training, 7)

This is the seventh book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). Demeter, Hestia and Hades have gone missing and the rest of the group need to find them as well as a magical spear which is guarded by the Amazons. Lastly they meet another Olympian, Athena. Hera finally gets her own magical object, only to lose it.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joe Caramagna, Travel Foreman, Derek Fridolfs, Len O'Grady, Michael Avon Oeming

Ares. God of War

Part 1. Ares opens with a repeat of the cover image in which a Mohican-haired Ares looks down reflectively amidst a battlefield strewn with bodies. The opening text quotes Zeus in Homer's Iliad declaring Ares the most hateful of the gods. A second scene of devastation accompanies Ares' account of how the other gods called on him long ago to halt Hades' attack on Olympus. He recalls that even as Hades' hellish demons swarmed about them Hercules discouraged Zeus' appeal to(...)

literary

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: United States of America


Ralph Hardy

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy is a novel aimed at primary school children (8-12). It retells the story of Homer’s The Odyssey through the eyes of Argos – a loyal dog, bred from both wolf and bear (p. 4). Argos follows his master’s trail by asking the birds and other animals if they have heard news of him. He sends out the seagulls to search for information about Odysseus, and soon learns that he was sailing toward the island of Ithaka (p. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Jennifer Cook

Ariadne: The Maiden and the Minotaur

Cook’s story opens with sixteen-year-old Ariadne abandoned on Naxos, furious that she fell for Theseus, who has taken up with her sister Phaedra and sailed home to Athens. As in the traditional version of the myth, Ariadne falls in love with Theseus when he arrives on Crete as one of the Athenian tributes, destined for death in the labyrinth. But in this story, the Minotaur is not a monstrous beast, but instead a small child afflicted with a club foot, a hare-lip, and other deformities. Ch(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Australia


Jan Bajtlik

Ariadne’s Thread: Myths and Labyrinths [Nić Ariadny. Mity i Labirynty]

Bajtlik’s mythical catalogue consist of numerous depictions of the labyrinth in various configurations, each alluding to classical motifs and mythological stories. In the Introduction we read that ancient Greece was one of the most fascinating countries in the world whose culture and history influenced Europe and are admired to this day (Bajtlik, 2018: 5). Labyrinths drawn and described by Batjlik ought to lead the reader through this tradition, and teach them about ancient stories and cus(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Poland


Christophe Chaffardon

Aristarchos' Manuscript [Le manuscrit d’Aristarque]

The action takes place in the 3rd century B.C. Athens and later Alexandria in Ptolemaic Egypt. A physician practicing advanced and not yet sanctioned medicine is forced to flee Athens with his daughter Ophelia as stowaways on a small ship going to Alexandria. He dies suddenly, having been poisoned when the ship reaches its destination. Before he dies he manages to tell his daughter to look for a certain Aristarchus, who turns out to have been a revolutionary astronomer who believed that the Eart(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: France


Natalia Kapatsoulia, Filippos Mandilaras

Aristophanes Comedies [Οι Κωμωδίες Του Αριστοφάνη (Oi kōmōdíes tou Aristofáni)] (Series): The Frogs [Βάτραχοι (Vátrachoi)]

The book opens with a presentation of the main characters in the plot. The Greeks, we read, believed that dead people descended to the underworld, to Hades. Dionysos, however, wanted to bring a great poet back to the world of the living. Hence, Dionysos, disguised as Herakles, made his way to Hades together with his servant, Xanthias. The real Herakles helped Dionysos with directions. When they reached a bottomless lake, Charos, who had a boat, refused to take Xanthias’ donkey on board. Th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Greece


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Artemis the Brave (Goddess Girls, 4)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment we follow the adventures of Artemis, the goddess of hunt and her meeting with Orion. The book explores the meaning of true bravery as well as first love and honesty.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Artemis the Loyal (Goddess Girls, 7)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.In this installment, fairness and accepting others are the main themes. Artemis is angered that she cannot participate in the Olympics, since girls are not allowed. She needs to overcome the prejudice against the participation of girls in sport, decided long ago by Zeus and thus break a very long tradition. She even needs to face her own brother who does not encourage her, as well as the rest of the godboys. We also get a different v(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 12): Asterix at the Olympic Games [Astérix: Astérix aux Jeux olympiques]

"In 50 BC, Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well… not entirely. One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders." The Gauls are aided by a magic potion which gives them superhuman strength, and is brewed by the druid Getafix). In late spring, the inhabitants of the village learn that the neighbouring Roman camp of Aquarium is preparing to send its champion - Gluteus Maximus - to compete in the Olympic Games in Greece, between July and August. (...)

literary

YEAR: 1968

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 16): Asterix in Switzerland [Astérix chez les Helvètes]

Asterix in Switzerland is the 16th book of the Asterix adventures comic book series (see also entries for Book 4, Book 6, and Book 12).  The comic opens with Vitalstatistix sacking his shield bearers and nominating Asterix and Obelix as their replacements. While Asterix tries to object, the chief orders them to start immediately. Meanwhile, Varius Flavus, Condatum's Roman Governor, is holding an orgy. The lavish party is first interrupted by the delivery of a large sum of gold rais(...)

literary

YEAR: 1970

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 17): The Mansions of the Gods [Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux]

The Mansions of the Gods is the 17th volume of the Asterix comic series. The main characters of this series are the clever and brave Gaul called Asterix and his strong sidekick, Obelix. In their adventures, which follow a similar character arc and plotline, they fight the invaders of the Gaul territory, the Romans. Together, Asterix and Obelix are helped by Getafix, who prepares a magical potion that gives them great strength and power. In the present story, Julius Caesar plans on construct(...)

literary

YEAR: 1971

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 18): Asterix and the Laurel Wreath [Astérix: Les Lauriers de César]

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath is the 18th story in the Asterix comic series (see also entries for Book 4, Book 6, Book 12, Book 17).  The story commences with Asterix and Obelix in Ancient Rome pondering whether they have made a mistake travelling to the city. An explanatory flashback takes the story Lutetia, the Roman name for modern day Paris. At Lutetia, Asterix and Obelix travel as part of a dinner party that includes Chief Vitalstatistix and his wife, Impedimenta to the home of Ho(...)

literary

YEAR: 1972

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 4): Asterix the Gladiator [Astérix: Astérix gladiateur]

The fourth installment in the Asterix series begins with the Prefect of Gaul, Odius Asparagus, visiting Compendium, one of the Roman camps near the Gaulish village that is home to Asterix and Obelix. He hopes to curry favour with Julius Caesar by bringing him one of the Gauls as a present, but Centurion Gracchus Armisurplus is well aware that the Gauls are formidable fighters. Nevertheless, his soldiers manage to capture the bard Cacofonix, protecting themselves from his discordant singing by st(...)

literary

YEAR: 1964

COUNTRY: France


René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Astérix (Series, Book 6): Asterix and Cleopatra [Astérix: Astérix et Cléopâtre]

Asterix and Cleopatra is the 6th part of the series about a brave Gaul and his friends. Every story and series have similar outline. Smart Asterix and strong Obelix obtain enourmous power thanks to magical potion prepared by Panoramix an old druid. Magic potion helps to fight the Romanians. Asterix and Cleopatra begins with an unexpected visit of an architect named Numerobis from Alexandria. He interrupts the Gaul’s daily routine to ask for help in building a palace in Alexandria. His Quee(...)

literary

YEAR: 1968

COUNTRY: France


Marisa De Castro, Myrto Delivoria

At the Museum [Στο μουσείο (Sto mouseío)]

The purpose of this book is to introduce young children to a museum environment. The book starts with a drawing of a museum, recognisable as the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, which is compared, and with good reason, to a treasure house. In the book’s opening pages, we form an impression that a museum is as much about a massive building (with giant stairs and big glass doors) as about antiquities (statues and vases) and a plethora of vibrant visitors of different ethnic ba(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Greece


Emanuele Luzzati , Gianni Rodari

Atalanta. A Maiden in Greece of Gods and Heroes [Atalanta. Una fanciulla nella Grecia degli dei e degli eroi]

Atalanta. A Maiden in Greece of Gods and Heroes is an illustrated children’s novel in which Gianni Rodari recounts the myth of Atalanta by combining a respectful reading of the tradition with a rewriting imbued with his characteristic fervent imagination. The protagonist of this story is Atalanta, daughter of King Iasus of Arcadia, who is repudiated at birth and abandoned on a mountain by order of her father who desired a male heir to the throne. Little Atalanta is saved and suckled b(...)

literary

YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY: Italy


Vashti Farrer [aka Vasthi Therese Waterhouse], Naomi C. Lewis

Atalanta: the Fastest Runner in the World

Atalanta: The Fastest Runner in the World is a picture book for primary-school children that retells the story of Atalanta. It is published under an educational imprint, through Pearson Education, called Chatterbox, in a series of stories called Traditional Fiction, and thus marketed around the world. Other stories in the series include Rumpelstiltskin, and How Maui Stole Fire from the Gods.This short retelling of the Atalanta myth is written in simple language for young readers. The openin(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: Australia


Vashti Farrer [aka Vasthi Therese Waterhouse], Naomi C. Lewis

Atalanta: the Fastest Runner in the World

Australia 2004

literary


Normand Cousineau , Priscilla Galloway

Atalanta: The Fastest Runner in the World

Atalanta: The Fastest Runner in the World retells the myth of Atalanta, with a detailed text by Galloway and handsome illustrations by Cousineau. The illustrations are stylized in a way influenced by Greek art, drawn in ink and gouache, and surrounding the text. A prologue (pp. 11-13) explains the early part of the Atalanta myth - her exposure by her father, with a commentary about the reasons for which Greek society might put infants out to die. "However painfully, a parent might deci(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: Canada


Shirley Climo , Alexander Koshkin

Atalanta’s Race: A Greek Myth

Atalanta’s Race is a picture book in which the myth of Atalanta is retold. King Iasus of Arcadia prays to Zeus and to Rhea for a son to be born, but when a girl is born, whom his wife calls Atalanta, he commands that she be exposed on the highest slope of Mount Cyllene. The guard lays the baby in the mouth of a cave, ‘away from the bite of the wind,’ a cave which is the ‘den of a she-bear’ (6), that nestles the baby between her own cubs.  In Spring, Ciron,(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: United States of America


Shirley Climo , Alexander Koshkin

Atalanta’s Race: A Greek Myth

United States of America 1995

literary


Steve Barlow [real name: Steve Lowe], Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney [aka 2hands]

Athena (EDGE: I HERO: Legends, 5)

In this choose-your-own-path book, the reader is Athena. Athena is punished by the gods because she helped Odysseus evade Hera’s traps. Hera and Poseidon would like to avenge these acts by punishing Athena and stripping her of her divine powers. Athena now becomes a mortal and must face challenges before she can confront Zeus and plead for her innocence. On her way to Mt. Olympus, Athena encounters mysterious creatures and faces real danger. She is chased by the fierce hunter Orion and his(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Steve Barlow [real name: Steve Lowe], Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney [aka 2hands]

Athena (EDGE: I HERO: Legends, 5)

United Kingdom 2018

literary


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls, 1)

This is the first book in the Goddess Girls series and in which we are introduced into the world of MOA (Mount Olympus Academy). The academy is the school for various little gods and goddesses from Greek mythology, who are referred to as goddessgirls and godboys. The series is aimed at older readers, especially girls, with an emphasis on girl-power. Using the format of the American teen high-school comedy romance, Holub and Williams retell different Greek myths (there is no identification r(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena the Proud (Goddess Girls, 13)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.The students are traveling to King Minos’ new amusement park which includes a Labyrinth and a mechanical Minotaur. They also meet the King’s daughter Ariadne and the court’s inventor Daedalus. They are joined by Heracles’ cousin, Theseus. Athena, the heroine of this story, learns a valuable lesson about pride while Theseus learns how to be a hero.In the story we have two parallel stories; one about Athena and one a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Athena the Wise (Goddess Girls, 5)

General summary for the series see underAthena the Brain.In this installment, Athena meets the new boy in school, especially admitted by the headmaster Zeus – the boy Heracles (the Greek pronunciation is kept). The wise Athena is confronted with the brawny Heracles and the two form a strong friendship in which Athena helps Heracles in his dangerous tasks while he encourages her with her own problems. Furthermore it appears that bullying is not a problem only on earth. In the book we have t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America


Athena. Classics Illustrated, no. 216. From the Mythology and History of Greece [Αθηνά. Κλασσικά Εικονογραφημένα, Νο. 216. Από την Μυθολογία και την Ιστορία της Ελλάδος (Athīná. Klassiká Eikonografīména, no. 216. Apó tīn Mythología kai tīn istoría tīs Elládos)]

This comic book is about the goddess Athena. On the inside of the front cover, we read about Athena’s temples on the Acropolis, her motherless status, and her many adjectives, which, we note, derive from Homer. Also, we learn about festivals honouring Athena. The book closes with Pericles praising Athena’s virtues. The story starts with young and beautiful Athena’s presentation to the world. She stands in Zeus’ hand as he sits on a throne surrounded by other O(...)

literary

YEAR: 1965

COUNTRY: Greece


Imogen Greenberg , Isabel Greenberg

Athena: The Story of a Goddess

This a humorous, illustrated, modern re-telling of the myths of Athena for a younger audience using elements of graphic novel storytelling. Some of the myths told are directly connected to Athena, but this expands into a re-telling of the myths around the Trojan War. This is preceded by a short introduction of each of the main characters of the book, both gods and heroes. The individual myths are not separated by headings, but flow into each other, almost like a biography of Athena. The myths co(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Atlantia

The teenage girl Rio Conwy lives in the underwater city of Atlantia because due to the environmental pollution the continents are hardly inhabitable. Nevertheless, every year teens are able to decide to enter the continental world to work there for Atlantia, so that they gain enough air to breathe, to drink and to eat. But those teens will soon die since the polluted environment brings damage to their health. Nevertheless Bay, Rio’s beloved twin-sister, makes the decision to support Atlant(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Atlantia

United States of America 2014

literary


Maciej Kuczyński

Atlantis, an Island of Fire [Atlantyda, wyspa ognia]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue (accessed: June 16, 2021), Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., section by Maria Kruhlak, pp. 160-162.Awaru, son of a tribal chief, secretly goes as Shanti (he assumes this name for the duration of his trip) to Atlantis, an island located nearby. His task is to pen(...)

literary

YEAR: 1967

COUNTRY: Poland


Natalia Olbińska

Atlantis. A City Guide [Atlantyda. Przewodnik po mieście]

The book is a fictional guide to the underwater city of Atlantis. Beginning with the description of the town itself, the author tells us how to get there, which places are worth visiting (Poseidon’s temple, Guggenheim Museum, public beaches, the financial centre, ancient aqueducts, etc.), and provides a good deal of practical information (including how to travel within Atlantis, where to sleep, eat, and drink). The text is accompanied by the author’s black and white illustrations. In(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Poland


Bernard Beckett

August

This novel is the middle volume of a trilogy together with Genesis and Lullaby. It is set in what reminds one of a mediaeval walled city, under the rule of a powerful and oppressive church, but with some modern technology (such as cars). In this two class society the group of the “people of the night” are suppressed, as they allegedly lack a soul. They only enter the city at night, do manual labour and look for scraps of food to eat.In this novel, the teenagers Tristan and Grace, bad(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Australia


Baby Professor Series

Baby Professor (Series): Greek Mythology for Kids: From the Gods to the Titans

This book opens with a short introductory paragraph which says that the Olympians ruled after overthrowing the Titans and then each page is dedicated to a different deity, featuring a photo of the god or titan’s statue on one page and a short biographical text on the corresponding page. The gods featured in this book are Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes and Ares (thereby excluding Dionysus, Demeter and Artemis), and the Titans are Oceanus, Prometheus, Atlas a(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Baby Professor Series

Baby Professor (Series): Greeks and Persians Go to War: War Book Bestsellers: Children’s Ancient History

Greeks and Persians Go to War opens with a conundrum: how did the Greeks win the Persian Wars when Persia was so much bigger and wealthier? The following pages combine text and large images – particularly maps – to explain the answer.Fifty Years of War. The first section explains that Persia was a "huge empire centred on what is now Iran", while the Greeks lived on mainland Greece and in colonies around the Mediterranean. A modern map of Greece and Asia Minor either side of(...)

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YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Charlie Carter [Pen-name of John Heffernan]

Battle Boy (Series, Book 3): Destroy Troy

Destroy Troy is the third book in Carter’s Battle Boy series, which aims to engage reluctant readers (particularly boys) with an exciting adventure told in simple, easy to read language. Battle Boy Agent 005 (BB005) is the secret identity of 11-year old Napoleon Augustus Smythe. His mission is to spy on the past, travelling back in time to witness major historical conflicts. Napoleon reports to Professor Juanita Perdu, who furnishes him with high tech gadgets, such as the SimulSkin, a set (...)

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YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Australia


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series): Beasts Keeper | Hound of Hades | Steeds of the Gods | Dragon Healer | Centaur School | Zeus’s Eagle | Gods of the North | The Unicorn Emergency

Beast of Olympus (series). The most recent instalment published August 2018:·         Part 1, Beasts Keeper, 2015.·         Part 2, Hound of Hades, 2015. ·         Part 3, Steeds of the Gods, 2015. ·         Part 4, Dragon Healer, 2015.·         Part 5, Centaur School, 2016. ·         Pa(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 1): Beast Keeper

This is the first book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11 years old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. His father was absent during most of Demon's life, but one day Pan arrives at Demon's home and quite forcibly (and despite Demon's mother's pleading) takes Demon from his home to Olympus. At first Demon fears he will be sacrificed to the gods, but Pan reveals to Demon th(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 2): Hound of Hades

This is the second book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly refer to in the series) is the 11 years old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is now the official Beast Keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts in the divine stables. Several of these mysterious beasts were hurt by Heracles, whom Demon sees as a villain. Demon becomes closer to Arnie, the griffin, who helps h(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 3): Steeds of the Gods

This is the third book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly refer to in the series) is the 11-year-old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official beast keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demon is visited by Poseidon, who orders him to accompany him to his realm and check on his sick hippocamps. Demon is frightened to leave the stables at Oly(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 4): Dragon Healer

This is the fourth book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly refer to in the series) is the 11 year old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official Beast Keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demon first encounters Hephaestus' fire-breathing brass bulls which were hurt by the hero Jason. Hephaestus helps him cure them. Then suddenly a girl c(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 5): Centaur School

This is the fifth book in the "Beasts of Olympus" series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly refer to in the series) is the 11-year-old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official Beast Keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demon must write his notes and read the medicine books, but he cannot read the words properly, until Hephaestus devises special glasses for him. Demon must (...)

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YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 6): Zeus's Eagle

This is the sixth book in the Beasts of Olympus series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11-years-old half-mortal son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official Beast Keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demon is on his way back after saving the phoenix, as related in book 5 of the series. On his long journey back he meets Eunice, the nereid (whom he met in the book(...)

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YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 7): Gods of the North

This is the seventh book in the Beasts of Olympus series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11-year-old son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official beast keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, the Northern gods under the main god Odin, the ruler of Asgard, have come to Olympus in search for Demon. They are warmly welcomed, and Demon even performs a special show(...)

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YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 7): Gods of the North

United States of America 2017

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Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Beasts of Olympus (Series, Book 8): The Unicorn Emergency

This is the eighth and final book in the Beasts of Olympus series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11 years old son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official beast keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demons returns from Asgard and then enters a deep sleep, during which he prays for Morpheus to help the mad wolf Fenrir to find peace. Morpheus agrees but warns Demo(...)

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YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Ursula Dubosarsky

Black Sails, White Sails

The foreword of Ursula Dubosarsky’s Black Sails, White Sails tells the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, of how Theseus slays the Minotaur that was menacing his people, the Athenians. Theseus persuades his father, Aegeus, to let him kill the monster, but forgets to let his father know of his success by hoisting the white sails on his ship and dropping his black sails. When Aegeus sights Theseus’ ship approaching, black sails raised, Aegeus assumes the worst, that his son has fa(...)

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YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: Australia


Jo Graham

Black Ships

This is the story of the fictional Pythia, from her birth to adulthood. Gull was a girl born to a Trojan slave woman who was brought to Pylos, to King Nestor's palace after the fall of Troy (which is named Wilusa in the book, the name comes from Hittite texts and is associated with Troy; thus the author shows her proficiency with classical archaeology). The background of the Trojan cycle is referred to in the book, especially the sacrifice of Iphigenia and the curse it incurred on the house (...)

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YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


Alan Lee, Rosemary Sutcliff

Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad

Published posthumously in the year following her death, Sutcliff’s Black Ships Before Troy purports to be a retelling of the Iliad, but in fact begins much earlier than Homer’s poem, with the story of the Golden Apple and the Judgment of Paris, and concludes with the Wooden Horse and the Fall of Troy. There are nineteen chapters, followed by a Pronunciation Guide and Bibliography. "The Golden Apple" describes the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, and Paris’ decision (...)

literary

YEAR: 1993

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Iwona Czarkowska, Maria Molenda

Bolek and Lolek in the World of Greek Myths [Bolek i Lolek w świecie mitów greckich]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. Bolek and Lolek are two little boys who, known as characters from a famous Polish cartoon series initiated by Władysław Nehrebecki (1923–1978), are featured in(...)

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YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Poland


Laura Ruby

Bone Gap

Bone Gap is set in the small American town of the same name in the 21st Century and follows two protagonists: Finn, a teenage boy who does not know that he has prosopagnosia (more colloquially known as “face-blindness”, a disability that prevents him from recognising faces), and Roza, a beautiful young Polish woman who mysteriously turns up in Finn’s barn. Finn is the only witness of her subsequent abduction, but nobody believes him. As Roza fights to escape from her captor, Fi(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


John Boyne

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

This story is about a German nine-year-old boy named Bruno, who lives with his mother, father and older sister in Berlin. One day, the father’s boss, named "the Fury" orders them to move to the countryside. Bruno is not fully aware of his father’s job, but he is obviously sad to leave his friends in Berlin and spend the near future outside the city. There, he sees people in a fenced area through a window–he asks his mother who they are, and his mother tells him (...)

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YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


John Boyne

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

United Kingdom 2006

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Patrick Branwell Brontë

Branwell's Blackwood's Magazine. The Glass Town Magazine (with contributions from his sister Charlotte Brontë)

The British authors, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, whose novels included Jane Eyre (1847), Wuthering Heights (1847), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), began their careers by writing elaborate juvenilia alongside their brother, Branwell. Together the sibling Brontë children created an imaginary society in West Africa - The Glass Town Federation, a union of four kingdoms and a federal capital – the Great Glass Town. They wrote extensively about that society, creating sto(...)

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YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: Canada


Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas

Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

This is a retelling of many mythological stories using the creative imagination of the authors, with Lego© bricks. The myths are specially adapted for children. The myths presented in this book are:Creation and the Birth of Zeus; Prometheus’s Fire and Pandora’s Box; Phaethon and the Chariot of the Sun; Hades, Persephone, and the Story of the Seasons; Eurydice and Orpheus; Athena and Poseidon’s Contest for Athens; Arachne’s Web; Perseus’s Quest; Perseus a(...)

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YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


David Farris , Sandy Ransford

British Museum Fun Books (Series): Ancient Greece

This short “fun book” comprises activities based on various aspects of ancient Greek history, culture and myth. The activities include “spot-the difference” puzzles, crosswords and brainteasers, all aimed to “test and perplex” (p. 4) the reader, along with games and jokes “to keep [them] chuckling” (p. 4). A checklist towards the start gives a brief explanation of the historical and mythical figures and places that appear in the book. Most of the a(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


David Elliott

Bull

Bull is a unique retelling of the Cretan mythic cycle in the form of a verse novel. The story is related through monologues by Poseidon, Minos, Pasiphae, Asterion, Ariadne, Daedalus and Theseus. Poseidon takes control of the narrative, relating how Minos prays to the gods for a sign to justify his right to rule. The god obliges by sending a beautiful milk-white bull out of the ocean. But when Minos conceals the creature within his herds and sacrifices an inferior animal in its place, he incurs P(...)

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YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Geoffrey McSkimming

Cairo Jim (Series, Book 10): Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete

Cairo Jim is a young archaeologist who is already an established member of the fictional Old Relics Society at the commencement of the series. He is always seen wearing a pith helmet and his desert sun-spectacles. Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete is located in mid-to-late 20th-century Knossos, in Crete. It is a whimsical adventure in which the hero and his companions (a talking macaw named Doris and a telepathic wonder-camel named Brenda) travel to the Palace of Knossos after learning tha(...)

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YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: Australia


Geoffrey McSkimming

Cairo Jim (Series, Book 14): Cairo Jim at the Crossroads of Orpheus

Cairo Jim is a young archaeologist who is already an established member of the fictional Old Relics Society at the commencement of the series. He is always seen wearing a pith helmet and his desert sun-spectacles.Cairo Jim at the Crossroads of Orpheus is located in mid-to-late 20th-century Pompeii. It is a whimsical adventure in which the hero and his companions (a talking macaw named Doris and a telepathic wonder-camel named Brenda) work with an archaeo-botanist Bette Noire to rediscover l(...)

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YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: Australia


Geoffrey McSkimming

Cairo Jim (Series, Book 4): Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods

Cairo Jim is a young archaeologist who is already an established member of the fictional Old Relics Society at the commencement of the series. He is always seen wearing a pith helmet and his desert sun-spectacles. Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods is located in mid-to-late 20th-century Greece, moving from Athens to Delphi to Samothrace (Samothraki). It is a whimsical adventure in which the hero and his companions (a talking macaw named Doris and a telepathic wonder-camel named Brend(...)

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YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: Australia


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Calliope the Muse (Goddess Girls, 20)

In this installment, we meet Calliope, the muse of epic poetry. Calliope is new at MOA, and as a new student she is anxious and wishes to prove her worth. She used to live with her sisters, but now she wants to show them that she is already mature enough and perfectly able to take care of herself. “She wanted to stand on her own two feet, to have them see her as the almost-teenager she was!” (p. 27). This is of course a universal feeling shared by almost all adolescents; the need to (...)

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YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


P. J. (Tricia) Hoover

Camp Hercules (Series, Book 1): The Curse of Hera

Logan, a teenage boy, is unknowingly registered by his mother for Camp Hercules, a mythology-themed summer camp. Logan actually wanted to go to a football camp and he resents the idea of spending the summer in what he considers a dorky camp. He initially admits that he knows nothing about mythology and is not interested in it. He is joined by Daniel, a mythology-obsessed friend with whom he has almost lost touch, not having seen him since they were young. Upon arriving at Camp, the boys tea(...)

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YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Cassandra the Lucky (Goddess Girls, 12)

General summary for the series see under Athena the Brain.Cassandra is the daughter of Trojan royalty Priam and Hecuba. Along with her twin brother Helenus, she has the gift of foreseeing the future, and sells the fortunes as fortune cookies. Yet there is a problem with Cassandra’s prophecies: “Prophecies no one ever believed, unfortunately, despite their truth. Instead she was widely considered to be a liar [...]” (pp. 49–50). This was the result of a curse Apollo p(...)

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YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brendan Shusterman , Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep is an episodic, non-linear contemporary novel that retells the Odyssey, and that draws on aspects of fabulism to inform 15-year-old Caden’s delusions as he is treated for schizophrenia in a juvenile psychiatric hospital. The novel alternates between events that occurred before his hospitalisation and during his stay. While these moments can initially be distinguished by the difference in the setting (the real-world setting and the sea voyage), these settings are increasingl(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brendan Shusterman , Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

United States of America 2015

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Sulari Gentill

Chasing Odysseus (The Hero Trilogy, 1)

This is the first book in the author’s Hero trilogy. The story of Chasing Odysseus starts in the final days of the Trojan War. Its heroes are three teenaged brothers (Machaon, Cadmus and Lycon) and their younger sister (Hero). Their adoptive father, Agelaus, is a leader of the Herdsmen, a fiercely independent community, allied to the Trojans, who live on the slopes of Mt Ida. The Herdsmen, traditional protectors of the Trojan people, have been secretly supplying the Trojans with food (...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Australia


Marco Cannella, Deborah Lerme Goodman

Choose Your Own Adventure (Series, Book 40): The Throne of Zeus

This is a choose-your-adventure book in which the reader decides which path to follow. The overall setting is as follows: the reader is the child of archaeologists parents, who are currently on an excavation in Athens. The parents believe they have found the throne of Zeus yet they need evidence so that their excavation is not cancelled. The reader, addressed as "You," is told to "stay with your grandmother who advises you to talk to Zeus." Then the adventure begins. The godd(...)

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YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Maggie Rudy

City Mouse, Country Mouse

In this retelling of the famous fable of Aesop, Tansy mouse (a country mouse) makes friends with William Mouse (a city mouse) when she mistakes the end of his tail for a fuzzy grey caterpillar in her strawberry patch. Over a meal of strawberries, William tells Tansy about the excitement of the city. Tansy tells him the country is better and shows him her world. "Just smell the freshness!" (p. 6). As the sun gets low, Will says he must be going, and he invites Tansy to come with him. &q(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Maggie Rudy

City Mouse, Country Mouse

United States of America 2017

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William F. Russell

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

This book is divided into two sections by reader age: the first part contains stories meant for children of over five years and the second part is for children of eight and over. The "ages eight and over" section is primarily made up of stories from the epics of Homer and Virgil. Each story begins with a note from the author, an "approximate reading time" and a pronunciation guide to names and some of the more old-fashioned words. Each story ends with an “A Few Words Mo(...)

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COUNTRY: United States of America


Barbara Kramer

Cleopatra

The book is dedicated to children who reached level 3, meaning that they are capable of reading on their own and they can start to expand their vocabulary. The opening chapters introduce Cleopatra and explain where her ancestors came from and what her life in Alexandria looked like. The next chapters move on to Cleopatra's reign and her love for Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius. The extensive biography of Cleopatra ends with chapters containing information about the Battle of Actium and the(...)

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YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Mike Maihack

Cleopatra in Space (Series): Target Practice | The Thief and The Sword | Secret of the Time Tablets | The Golden Lion | Fallen Empires | Queen of the Nile

Series of the comics "Cleopatra in Space" is being published since 2014. The series consists of 6 parts: Target Practice, The Thief and The Sword, Secret of the Time Tablets, The Golden Lion, Fallen Empires, and Queen of the Nile. This story is about a young princess Cleopatra who travels in time using magic tablets (Target Practice). She gets to the cosmic school where she meets new friends and realizes that her destiny is to become a saviour, who needs to defeat Xaius Octavian. (...)

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YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Vicky Alvear Shecter

Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen

The book is divided into 11 chapters describing the life of Queen Cleopatra. Many parts of the book discuss the culture and religion of Ancient Egypt during Queen Cleopatra’s reign, and also Roman and Greek cultures. Religion rules in Ancient Egypt are being explained and how the religion worked and affected society, also it explains the social status of Egyptians and influence of Greek culture on Egypt in Hellenic period. Cleopatra Rules! also includes many illustrations: photos, reconstr(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Adèle Geras, Mark P. Robertson

Cleopatra: Discover the World of Cleopatra through the Diary of Her Handmaiden, Nefret

Cleopatra VII, one of the greatest queens in history, lived in Greco-Roman times in Egypt. When the Queen is described at the beginning of the book, the reader can recognise an almost direct quotation from Plutarch of Chaeronea*. The narrator is a ten-year-old girl named Nefret. She goes to the Queen's palace to work as her handmaiden. This allows the reader to learn about the customs and everyday life in Hellenistic Alexandria. Nefret meets Cleopatra when she is mourning Caesar (afte(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Marie de Prémonville, Daniela Volpari

Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile

Marie de Prémonville’s picture book is written in the form of Queen Cleopatra’s memories. We meet her in her final moments just a few days after Marc Antony’s death. She recalls her fight for power, her love affair with Julius Caesar, and her great love for Marc Antony. Her memories are described in chronological order. The book ends with her death and reunion with her one true love, Marc Antony.(...)

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YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: France


Marie de Prémonville, Daniela Volpari

Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile

France 2011

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Clint Twist

Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh

This book is a heavily illustrated biography of Cleopatra. The introduction shows Cleopatra as a popular icon through the ages. A chronological description of events opens with background information about Alexander the Great, the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt, and Cleopatra's death. The inclusion of a fictional diary enables the reader to imagine how Cleopatra felt. Numerous illustrations (paintings, engravings, sculptures etc.) enrich the reader's experience and provide additional (...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Gerry Bailey , Karen Foster

Cleopatra’s Coin

The book is part of the series Stories of Great People. The narration starts when Digby Platt and her sister Hannah Platt approach Mr. Rummage’s stand. They find an old coin in a pile of old items. Mr. Rummage asks the children if they know whose face is on the coin. The children don't know so Mr. Rummage begins to tell them the story of Cleopatra VII. He talks about the origins of the coin, where the queen's dynasty came from and how big her family was. In addition,(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United Kingdom