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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(...)


YEAR: 1989

COUNTRY: United States of America

Anne Bower Ingram, Junko Morimoto

Run Damon, Run!

Run Damon, Run! is a picture book retelling of the story of Damon and Pythias (a legendary story of friendship and loyalty). In ancient Sicily, a shepherd named Damon is preparing to help his sister celebrate her wedding. He goes to the city of Syracuse to find a present, and to invite his great friend, Pythias. He discovers Syracuse, which was once a happy city, is full of sadness and fear. Pythias explains that the new king, Dionysius, is cruel, greedy, and lonely, and prone to executing anyon(...)


YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: Australia