The Magic Head
Excitingly told, richly illustrated and wonderfully read, this is the second instalment in this series of Book/CD packs from the bestselling creators of ATTICUS THE STORYTELLER. Read by Simon Russell Beale.
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|Library of Congress
||Mythology, Greek, Storytelling, Children's stories, Children's stories, English
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Have you ever wondered why storytellers the world over weave new tales about Zeus and Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Andromeda and Perseus -- and the fearsome Medusa? What's so special that's made them famous for thousands and thousands of years? Lucy Coats' sparkling prose and Anthony Lewis's exciting and haunting pictures capture the daring and danger of past times as they explain how our own understanding of what people think and do has been influenced by adventures of long ago.
Awards & Reviews
||The format of nine or so short tales is ideal for starter readers. 21 August 2010 -- Christina Hardyment THE TIMES
Lucy Coats read Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked as an editor for a children's publisher, and now writes full-time. She is a gifted poet and reteller of myths and legends for children of all ages. She has two children and lives in the countryside in Northamptonshire. Anthony Lewis lives with his wife and two young daughters in Cheshire. Since he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1989 he has illustrated and contributed to more than 200 children's books at home and abroad. Simon Russell Beale has starred on stage, screen and TV and has been described as one of the greatest stage actors of his generation. He has been in numerous roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company and has won the Lawrence Olivier Theatre Award 3 times. In 2003 he was appointed a CBE. In 2008 Simon made his debut as a television presenter, fronting the BBC Four series Sacred Music with Harry Christophers .He has read numerous audiobooks including Orion's Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon.