• Mythology, Roman

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781843623083
Category: Mythology, Roman
Page: 96
View: 3255
"A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings." --cover.

    • Folklore

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781408324370
Category: Folklore
Page: 96
View: 5889
Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf. "These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen Stories included: Theseus and the Minotaur Pandora's Box Perseus and Medusa Jason and the Golden Fleece Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus and Eurydice Arachne The Wooden Horse of Troy King Midas Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Echo and Narcissus The Twelve Labours of Heracles Odysseus Apollo and Daphne Atalanta's Race Freedom for Prometheus

    • Children's stories

Romulus and Remus

Stolen Wives
Author: N.A
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781841215228
Category: Children's stories
Page: 47
View: 8786
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Romulus and Remus/Stolen Wives: Famous story of the quarrelsome twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who are raised by a she-wolf, and grow up to create the city of Rome. And read how Rome became peopled with women in Stolen Wives.

    • Children's stories, English

The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781843628668
Category: Children's stories, English
Page: 108
View: 6060
Retells fifteen stories of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, including both well-known myths and such lesser-known tales as the story of the origin of the dolphins and how Haephaestus became the husband of Aphrodite.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Greek Gods and Goddesses


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689820844
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 108
View: 1883
Provides young readers with a colorfully illustrated collection of fifteen stories about well-known and lesser-known ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

    • Diana (Roman deity)

A Shot in the Dark

The Taming of Venus
Author: N.A
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781841215266
Category: Diana (Roman deity)
Page: 47
View: 1080
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. A Shot in the Dark/The Taming of Venus: Did you know that the constellation Orion was made when the goddess Diana fell in love? And discover who broke the heart of Venus, goddess of love.

    • Fiction

Myths

Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods
Author: Lucia Impelluso
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810971448
Category: Fiction
Page: 780
View: 2039
Contains reproductions of paintings, sculptures, and mosaics by such artists as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and others, each accompanied by a retelling of a corresponding story from classical mythology.

    • Geese

Burning the Books

The Guardian Geese ; Little Old Boy
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781841215242
Category: Geese
Page: 46
View: 7777
Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. Burning the Books/The Guardian Geese: The all-seeing Sibyl of Cumae has written down the future of Rome in her nine books. She is prepared to sell them for a sum of gold - but will proud King Tarquin pay the price? And find out how a gaggle of geese protect the people of Rome.

    • Gardening

Gods and Goddesses in the Garden

Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of Plants
Author: Peter Bernhardt
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813544726
Category: Gardening
Page: 264
View: 3537
Zeus, Medusa, Hercules, Aphrodite. Did you know that these and other dynamic deities, heroes, and monsters of Greek and Roman mythology live on in the names of trees and flowers? Some grow in your local woodlands or right in your own backyard garden. In this delightful book, botanist Peter Bernhardt reveals the rich history and mythology that underlie the origins of many scientific plant names. Unlike other books about botanical taxonomy that take the form of heavy and intimidating lexicons, Bernhardt's account comes together in a series of interlocking stories. Each chapter opens with a short version of a classical myth, then links the tale to plant names, showing how each plant "resembles" its mythological counterpart with regard to its history, anatomy, life cycle, and conservation. You will learn, for example, that as our garden acanthus wears nasty spines along its leaf margins, it is named for the nymph who scratched the face of Apollo. The shape-shifting god, Proteus, gives his name to a whole family of shrubs and trees that produce colorful flowering branches in an astonishing number of sizes and shapes. Amateur and professional gardeners, high school teachers and professors of biology, botanists and conservationists alike will appreciate this book's entertaining and informative entry to the otherwise daunting field of botanical names. Engaging, witty, and memorable, Gods and Goddesses in the Garden transcends the genre of natural history and makes taxonomy a topic equally at home in the classroom and at cocktail parties.

    • Fiction

Stories from Ancient Egypt


Author: Tyldesley Joyce,Joyce A. Tyldesley,Julian Heath
Publisher: Rutherford PressLtd
ISBN: 9780954762216
Category: Fiction
Page: 107
View: 4902
This book is a retelling of Egyptian stories for children (ages 6-11 depending on reading skill) with question and answer sections, a hieroglyphic alphabet and original black and white line drawings by Julian Heath. It is the children's version of Tales from Ancient Egypt, also published by Rutherford Press Ltd.

    • Fiction

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

The Great Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology, Specially Arranged for Children Five and Up by an Educational Expert
Author: William F. Russell
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307774430
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 4525
The most complete collection of Greek and Roman myths specially arranged to be read aloud to children aged five to twelve. "Every child deserves this book. Those who do the reading aloud will be enlightened and rewarded, too."--Edwin Newman Line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Dionysus (Greek deity)

Phaeton and the Sun Chariot

Zeus Shining ; Dionysus and the Pirates
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Tony Ross
Publisher: Orchard
ISBN: 9781841216560
Category: Dionysus (Greek deity)
Page: 48
View: 6378
These powerful and drama-packed retellings feature a host of well-known Greek gods and goddesses, magically brought to life by Tony Ross's lively illustrations. Phaeton and the Sun Chariot/Zeus Shining/Dionysus and the Pirates: What happens when you want what you can't have? Spoilt Phaeton, lovelorn Semele, and a band of greedy pirates are all about to find out the hard way...

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Roman Myths and Legends


Author: Jilly Hunt
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1410949796
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 5260
Discusses Roman mythology and its origins, the structure of the mythological world, and the gods, goddesses, and heroes featured in legend.


    • Children's stories

The Twelve Labours of Heracles

Echo and Narcissus
Author: N.A
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781860395307
Category: Children's stories
Page: 48
View: 9229
With highly expressive and funny illustratio ns by Tony Ross this series will provide an introduction to an important part of cultural heritage. In this book we meet the brave and powerful Heracles and the vain and shallow Na rcissus. '

    • Ballet

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 9781408309827
Category: Ballet
Page: 112
View: 2525
The ten stories included here are 'Swan Lake', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella', 'Gisele', 'Coppelia', 'The Nutcracker', 'Petrouchka', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'La Sylphide', and 'The Firebird'. Each one evokes the excitement of a night at the ballet."

    • Hera (Greek deity)

Zeus Conquers the Titans

The Wrath of Hera
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781841216584
Category: Hera (Greek deity)
Page: 47
View: 5624

    • Legends

The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths


Author: Saviour Pirotta
Publisher: Watts Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781841217758
Category: Legends
Page: 96
View: 9458
The perfect introduction to Greek myths, illustrated with bright pictures by Jan Lewis. Here are ten of the best loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour to make them easily accessible to young children. Ages 5+.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Bronze Cauldron

Myths and Legends of the World
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 9780689817588
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 130
View: 1334
A collection of classic myths and legends, taken from the folklore of Russia, Wales, Italy, Australia, West Africa, and Finland

    • Juvenile Fiction

Roman Myths


Author: Diane Namm
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454906117
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 153
View: 2246
A sumptuously designed, abridged collection of some of the best-loved Roman myths includes the stories "Romulus and Remus," "Cupid and Psyche" and "Oedipus and the Sphinx" and is complemented by an easy-reference list and family tree of primary gods and goddesses.