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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 3- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth

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

Winner of honourable mention at 2015 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards (Picture Book category)

Finalist at the Wishing Shelf Children's Book Awards 2015

Odysseus is the third 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.

Our picture book of Odysseus tells one of the greatest stories from Greek mythology. Our hero sails away to take part in a great War, but his success at the battle is followed by encounters with monsters, nymphs, gods and heroes, and result in a long journey home. Learn about his adventures and his quest to rejoin his beloved family, followed by his troubles with the guests at his palace and his aim for a quieter family life.

This book joins the award winning Early Myths collection. In 2014, Early Myths won a bronze medal at the Moonbeam Children’s Awards for the first book in the series, Perseus. Our second book was Jason & the Golden Fleece, and our latest release is Atalanta. Our fifth book will be released in late 2016.

Publication Date:
1523287683 / 9781523287680
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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