King Midas's Goldfingers
King Midas's greatest wish is to be the richest king in the land, but when his wish is granted he realises it isn't his heart's desire after all. But is it too late to change? And Pandora's excessive curiosity causes trouble beyond her worst nightmares. But there is still hope...... read full description below.
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King Midas's greatest wish is to be the richest king in the land, but when his wish is granted he realises it isn't his heart's desire after all. But is it too late to change? And Pandora's excessive curiosity causes trouble beyond her worst nightmares. But there is still hope...Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. This is a wonderful set of straightforward, friendly and accessible Greek Myth retellings, with clear type and irresistible illustrations. All the favourite stories are here.
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||'Remarkable retellings of these old stories using vivid, glorious language.' National Literacy Association
Saviour Pirotta is an award-winning author who has written many books for children, ranging from folktale and fiction to factual books. His Frances Lincoln picture books, Joy to the World and Turtle Bay have won numerous awards and been translated into several languages. He has retold several stories for Orchard, including the popular The Sleeping Princess and Other Fairy Tales from Grimm and The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths. Saviour lives in Brighton. Jan Lewis has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years, ranging from board books to young fiction. Her most successful title is the best-selling Orchard novelty book, The Secret Princess Handbook. She also illustrated a delightful series of board books for Orchard, based on popular nursery rhymes and Christmas carols. Jan lives in Berkshire.