The speech bubbles and strip cartoon-style illustrations create a dynamic format that encourages readers to engage with the characters and get involved in the story. With fewer words than are found in typical mythology collections, and with plenty of great visual pointers, these texts are an ideal introduction to classic myths that reluctant readers would otherwise find too challenging. The tragic tale of Icarus, the labours of Hercules and the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts are retold. Opening pages contain information on the importance of religious beliefs to the ancient Greeks. Closing pages contain further information on important Greek deities and mythological figures. This title includes a glossary, an index and recommended further reading. It helps achieve goals of Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, and fits into Key Stage 2 History and Key Stage 2 English.
Rob Shone has worked as an author, illustrator and designer for many years.