Following several years in one of the city's schools, your father wants you to prove yourself at the most famous athletic competition of all - the Olympics. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding the understanding of several aspects of Ancient Greek life, including sport, education, social structure and religion. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts.
Michael Ford was born in Macclesfield, Chesire. He read English and Classics at Worcester College, Oxford. Having taught English in Greece, he now works as a writer and editor of children's non-fiction. David Antram was born in Brighton in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist. He has illustrated many children's non-fiction books.