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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.
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Book 2- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth
Dr Simon Spence
Jason and the Golden Fleece is the second book in the Early Myths collection, a series of children's picture books about Greek mythology. Each book tells the tale of a character from myth and brings the story to life through inspiration from art and literature. The books are aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, are beautifully illustrated and easy to read.
The story of Jason tells one of the oldest stories from Greek myth. Our hero tries to win back the throne, stolen from his father, but is challenged to a great adventure to prove his skills. He gathers to greatest of the heroes and sails to the edges of the world to win the fabled Fleece. He returns to Greece with princess Medea to claim his prize but faces many obstacles along the way.
Jason and the Golden Fleece followed Perseus, which won a bronze medal at the Moonbeam Children’s Awards 2014. 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 book is Atalanta which was released at the end of 2015 and our fifth book will be released in late 2016.
- Publication Date:
- 1523488638 / 9781523488636
- 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