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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 1- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth

Authored by Dr Simon Spence
Edition: 01

Winner of the bronze medal at the international Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Perseus is the first 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.

Perseus is the tale of a young boy who has to flee his home with his mother and grows up in a foreign land. To prove his worth he claims he can take on the magical Gorgon, Medusa. With the help of the gods he flies across the lands and faces his greatest challenge, rescuing princess Andromeda along his journey and coming home to claim his throne.

This book joins the award winning Early Myths collection. Our second book was Jason & the Golden Fleece. The 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:
1523923784 / 9781523923786
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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