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John Bankston

A Kid’s Guide to Mythology (Series): Hercules

This book is part of a series of eight on different Greek deities. It tells the story of Hercules, half-man, half-god who with his god-given strength was able to overcome great obstacles. However, he was not able to overcome the greatest internal obstacle of his own anger. Starting with the episode of Hercules’ cattle being stolen, Bankston launches into a discussion of myth and the place of the myth of Hercules in the ancient world. Each chapter contains selections of the myth with other (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Will Beall, James Wan

Aquaman

The plot concentrates on the life of Arthur Curry – the Aquaman. In the opening scenes, we find out more about him and his life. He is half-human, half Atlantean. His mother Atlanna was the Queen of the underwater Atlantis. His father was just an average human working as a lighthouse keeper. Sadly they didn’t have a chance to enjoy peaceful family life together. When Arthur was little, his mother was punished for a betrayal by the army of the King of Atlantis and sentenced to death b(...)

audiovisual

COUNTRY: United States of America


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


Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a story about a young linguist Milo, who wants to fulfill his grandfather’s dream and find the legendary land of Atlantis. In Milo’s opinion Atlantis is now located near Iceland – and there is where he wants to start his research. The animation opens with a quotation from Plato: “[…] in a single day and night of misfortune,the island of Atlantis disappearedinto the depths of the sea.”The first scene presents a lectu(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: United States of America


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

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Australia


John Maxwell Coetzee

Diary of a Bad Year

Diary of a Bad Year is an experimental novel (historical fiction) in which non-fiction and fiction are juxtaposed within the same novel. Each page is divided into two or three parts. The novel takes the form of a series of essays that the protagonist is writing for a collection, tentatively called Strong Opinions. These essays take up the first part of the page. Beneath this, are diary entries, both by the central character, and by his young typist, recounting the developing relationship between(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Australia


Michael McCullers , Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania series focuses on the adventures of Dracula and his loved ones. They live in the Hotel built to protect monsters from people. Action of the third part of the series begins in 1897. The protagonists – Dracula, Murray, Frank and Wayne travel by train to Budapest. They meet the famous monster’s hunter Van Helsing. He continues his family’s tradition with a true devotion; his biggest dream is to defeat Dracula. In the end, he is defeated by him. Then the action m(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Margot McGovern

Neverland

When seventeen-year-old orphan Kit Learmonth tries to commit suicide by slashing her wrists in the swimming pool of her prestigious boarding school, her uncle takes her back to her childhood home to recuperate. Before her parents drowned in an accident at sea when she was ten, Kit grew up on an idyllic island owned for generations by her wealthy, infamous family. Though its official name is Learmonth Island, everyone refers to it as Neverland. In Kit’s mind, it is a place of magic and adve(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Australia


Philippe Lagautrière, Michel Piquemal

Philo-Fables. 60 Fables with Questions, Points and Keywords (From the Age of Nine) [Les Philo-Fables. 60 Fables accompagnées de questions, de repères et de mots-clés (dès 9 ans)]

A collection of fables and tales from European philosophy, mythology, Eastern wisdom, popular tradition of many countries. All stories are similarly structured. Each fable is followed by an indication of source and then by a modern explanation of the moral entitled In the Philosopher’s Workshop (Dans l’atelier du philosophe). The key-words for each story are placed on the upper margin. Words considered difficult for the child reader are explained in footnotes, e. g. *Parabole: p(...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: France


Yann Le Bras, Jean Paul Mongin

Plato & Co [Les Petits Platon] (Series): The Death of Socrates [La mort du divin Socrate]

The Plato and Co. publications explore the lives and works of ancient and modern philosophers in highly illustrated slim volumes. This contribution to the series addresses the trial and subsequent death of Socrates following Plato's account and in doing so presents a number of Socrates' ideas as a narrative of this period of his life. The Death of Socrates opens with an enquiry, apparently from the narrator, to the Delphic Oracle as to who is the wisest man in Greece. The oracle ans(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: France


Terence (Terry) David John Pratchett

Pyramids

Pyramids is set in the fictional Djelibeybi (or the Djel), the tiny, powerless remains of an empire whose only importance is as a strategic block between its neighbours, Tsort and Ephebe. Pteppic/Teppic, the crown prince, has been training at the Assassin’s Guild in Ankh-Morpork. Returning to the kingdom following his father’s death, Teppic discovers that he has no real power, and the real ruler is Dios, the ancient high priest. After an unfortunate series of misunderstandings in whi(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


TED , Wisecrack , Addison Anderson, John R. Dilworth, Alex Gendler, Mathias Richard Horhager, Conor Neill , Pilar Newton , Alec Opperman, Jason Permenter, Asparuh Petrov , Massimo Pigliucci , Saschka Unseld, Rebecca Whipple Silverstein, Mia Wood

TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing, Series The Big Questions: What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us about Persuasion / Plato's Allegory of the Cave / Plato's Best (and Worst) Ideas /The Philosophy of Stoicism /

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us about Persuasion?The video's first scene presents a concert of a world famous violinist Joshua Bell at Boston Symphony Hall on January 9, 2007. We are told that Bell at this time was “at peak of his abilities”; then he is shown standing and playing at the top of a sky-reaching mountain among clouds, which can bring to mind Parnassus. But soon the mountain disappears, Bell falls down and suddenly we see him performing on a subway platfor(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: Online


Carlo Lorenzini, Enrico Mazzanti

The Adventures of Pinocchio. Story of a Puppet [Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino]

The Adventures of Pinocchio. Story of a Puppet narrates the quest of a wooden animated marionette, Pinocchio. It all starts with the best known incipit of all time: “Once upon a time, there was…  “A king!” my little readers will say right away. No children, you are wrong. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.” *And so, we are at once catapulted into the shop of a carpenter, Master Antonio, called Master Cherry because the tip of his nose was always (...)

literary

YEAR: 1883

COUNTRY: Italy


Agnieszka Stelmaszyk

The Archeo Chronicles (Series, Book 2): The Treasure of the Atlanteans [Kroniki Archeo: Skarb Atlantów]

Kroniki Archeo [The Archeo Chronicles] is a series of children’s novels, in which kids of a Polish and a British couple: Anna Ostrowska and Bartek Ostrowski along with Mary Jane and twins Jim and Martin Gardner and their friends solve mysteries associated with mythology, history, archeology, ancient cultures and eventually make consequential discoveries. In The Treasure of the Atlanteans, the children and their parents are spending their holidays on Crete. They are accompanied by a ne(...)

literary

YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: Poland


Anna Banks

The Syrena Legacy (Series, Book 1): Of Poseidon

The 18-year-old girl Emma McIntosh lives with her mum in the coastal town of Jersey, Florida. Her father died of cancer some years earlier. At school she gets to know a mysterious boy, Galen, whose life she once saved without even knowing him. Galen tells Emma, that he is a Siren, a hybrid creature of man and fish, and belongs to the tribe of the Aquarius Triton. Furthermore he reveals to Emma, that she is also a mermaid-like Siren, who has lured sharks because of her ability to talk to fishes. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Anna Banks

The Syrena Legacy (Series, Book 2): Of Triton

In the second volume of the Syrena-Legacy-series Emma McIntosh and Prince Galen Triton are in love and are willing to stay together forever, at the risk of Galen losing his legacy of the house of Triton. His family refuses to accept a half-blood as a new empress. Therefore, they decide that Emma has to demonstrate to the members of the house of Poseidon that she is not just a powerless half-blood daughter of a man and a Siren, but a powerful girl blessed with the gift of Poseidon. She has to pro(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Anna Banks

The Syrena Legacy (Series, Book 3): Of Neptune

In the third volume of the series The Syrena Legacy, Emma’s grandfather recommends that Emma and Galen visit a lost city named Neptune, because there live Sirens and half-bloods like Emma together in peace and harmony. After reaching this mythical location Emma gets to know the diver Reed, who suddenly falls in love with her and stalks her. Galen gets in big trouble, because Reed kidnaps him to keep him away from Emma. Reed is keen on destroying the houses of Poseidon and Triton, since he (...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America