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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(...)


YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

Natalia Kapatsoulia, Filippos Mandilaras

My First Mythology [Η Πρώτη μου Μυθολογία (I Proti mou Mythologia)](Series): Dionysos, the Merry God [Διόνυσος, ο κεφάτος θεός (Dionysos, o kefatos theos)]

Philippos Mandilaras recounts Dionysos’ life and the god’s contribution to the wine and performance culture of ancient and modern times. Mandilaras’ text is predominantly in verses that rhyme, facilitating memorisation by children of pre-school age. Children can repeat after a teacher reads the text. Some text, e.g., Semele’s conversations with Hera and Zeus, appears in speech bubbles. The interactive experience of reading and performing fits Dionysos’ festive ambie(...)


YEAR: 2013