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About the author:
Dr. Simon Spence studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham, looking at the myths of Jason, Perseus and Bellerophon. His book, The Image of Jason in Early Greek Myth, is the result of this work and is the most extensive analysis of the myth up to the fifth century B.C.

In 2013, Simon launched the Early Myths series, which brings the oldest myths stories to a new audience. Early Myths is a children's books series with beautiful illustrations inspired by some of the oldest Classical vase-paintings and sculptures. The aim is to bring some of the oldest myth characters to a young audience, to excite and inspire young minds with the oldest Greek tales.

Simon lives and works in Dublin, Ireland and has over twenty-five years experience in teaching Classical history, archaeology and myth.


Book 4- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth

Authored by Dr Simon Spence
Illustrated by Colm Lawton
Edition: 01

Finalist at the 2016 Readers' Favorites Book Awards and Winner of honourable mention at 2016 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

Atalanta is the fourth book in the Early Myths collection, a series of children's picture books about Greek myth. Each book tells the tale of a character from mythology and brings the story to life through the inspiration from art and literature. The books are aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, are beautifully illustrated and easy to read.

Atalanta is the story of a young girl who does not want to be married off to a local prince, and instead heads off into the forest to live with the animals. She learns to hunt, run, and take on all that nature throws at her, becoming one of the greatest of the heroes. She overturns expectations of her gender and takes on the strongest of the men- and wins! When she does eventually agree to find a partner she challenges the other heroes to be her equal and meets a person who respects her skills and ability. But can he convince her that he is genuine?

This book joins the award winning Early Myths collection. Our first two books were Jason & the Golden Fleece, and Perseus, winner a medal at the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Awards. Our third book, Odysseus, has received two awards- an honourable mention at the 2015 Royal Dragonfly Books Awards and a finalist position in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Children's Book Awards. Our latest release is Atalanta and our fifth book will be launched in late 2016.

Publication Date:
1523259531 / 9781523259533
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General

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