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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


Josée Masse, Marilyn Singer

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems about Greek Myths

Echo Echo is an anthology of fourteen palindromic poems retelling the standard heroic and moral tales from the corpus of myth, including Pandora’s Box, Midas and the Golden Touch, Daedalus and Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Demeter and Persephone, Orpheus and Eurydice, Arachne, and Atalanta, alongside less regularly retold stories drawn from Ovid, including Pygmalion and Galatea, and Echo and Narcissus. The first poem in the collection, entit(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Julia Jarman, Claudia Venturini

Hopscotch Myths (Series): King Midas’s Golden Touch

This charming children's picture book introduces the young reader to King Midas, who we are told is rich, kind, and somewhat foolish. The King and his daughter, Zoe live in a palace surrounded by a lush and famous rose garden. During one of their daily walks in the garden, they come across Silenus the satyr, hungover and sleeping among the rose bushes. Zoe and King Midas help Silenus who is a friend of the god, Dionysus. Suddenly, Dionysus descends from the sky, luxuriating in a fluffy, shim(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


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


Lucjan Dembiński, Adam Kilian, Krzysztof Penderecki

King Midas [Król Midas]

The animation begins with an image of King Midas in scarlet garments sitting on a throne, with a wide smile, counting gold coins. Behind the throne, a big round relief presents his profile as if it were part of a giant coin. Four maidens bring him gold objects, which make him content. His daughter comes to get a hug but is ignored. Instead, Midas approaches a golden jug, puts his gold in it and takes it to his basement accompanied by his guard. There, behind a round gate, he has his treasury. In(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1963

COUNTRY: Poland


Wanda Markowska, Anna Milska

King Midas. A Greek Legend [Król Midas. Legenda grecka]

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. The myth about Midas is told in a very concise way, focusing on the consequences of excessive greed and conceit. It is a story with a moral and a message for children. Of (...)

literary

YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY: Poland


​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


Margot Apple , Patrick Skene Catling

The Chocolate Touch

John Midas loves candy, especially chocolate. Concerned about his unhealthy diet, his parents take him to the doctor, who prescribes nutritional supplements, but John continues to crave sweets. When he finds a strange coin – emblazoned with the initials J.M. - lying on the pavement, he wastes no time in exchanging it for a box of chocolates from a mysterious sweet shop that John has never seen before. When John gets home, he is disappointed to find that the large and lavish box contains on(...)

literary

YEAR: 1952

COUNTRY: United States of America


Walt Disney

The Golden Touch

The Golden Touch is a retelling of the myth about Midas, the king of Phrygia. We meet the main character in a medieval settling, while he is singing and counting his money. He has no one for company except for a cat, who is also enjoying the sight of gold. Above the entrance to the chamber there is a sign saying: “In Gold I Trust” – a variation of “In God We Trust,” the sentence placed on every dollar bill, as it is the main motto of the United States of Americ(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1935

COUNTRY: United States of America


Braden Lamb, Ryan North, Shelli Paroline

The Midas Flesh: Volume One

The Midas Flesh follows a trio of friends who have formed a spaceship crew to battle an intergalactic authority known as The Federation. The friends include Captain Joey, a snarky and impulsive woman; Fatima, a compassionate woman who is the ship’s navigator and a hijabi; and Cooper, an anthropomorphic male dinosaur. Other notable characters include Sluggo, a slug-like creature who works for The Federation and is Fatima’s ex-boyfriend, and General Russ of The Federation, the primary (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Braden Lamb, Ryan North, Shelli Paroline

The Midas Flesh: Volume Two

The Midas Flesh follows a trio of friends who have formed a spaceship crew to battle an intergalactic authority known as The Federation. The friends include Captain Joey, a snarky and impulsive woman; Fatima, a compassionate woman who is the ship’s navigator and a hijabi; and Cooper, an anthropomorphic male dinosaur. Other notable characters include Sluggo, a slug-like creature who works for The Federation and is Fatima’s ex-boyfriend, and General Russ of The Federation, the primary (...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


DK

The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The book presents eighty references from world mythology. The text is accompanied by graphics and photos. The mythologies included in the book are ancient Greek, ancient Roman, Northern Europe, Asia, The Americas, Ancient Egypt and Africa, and Oceania. The book includes a directory and index. Before the actual myth, a short introduction to the relevant culture is given,, as well as an “in brief" section, a short table which contains the theme of the myth, its ancient sources, the(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United Kingdom