The Story of the Golden Fleece

The Story of the Golden Fleece

By: Padraic Colum

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"Still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths."—Publishers Weekly
Generations have thrilled to the adventures of heroic Jason and the sorceress Medea, mighty Heracles, the minstrel Orpheus, and other legendary figures. In this Newbery Medal-winning classic, a renowned storyteller recounts the enduring legends surrounding the Argonauts' quest for the golden fleece.
Author Padraic Colum was active in the Irish literary renaissance and a founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre as well as a popular children's writer. Skilled at spinning tales in a manner that attracts and holds children's attention, Colum possessed a poetic style that enchants audiences of all ages. Forty evocative illustrations accompany his captivating versions of the exploits of Atalanta the huntress, Perseus and his bride from the sea, Theseus and the Minotaur, and other fantastic characters.

Reprint of the 1921 edition.
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ISBN 100486443663
ISBN 139780486443669
Author/EditorPadraic Colum
Grade level3 - 5 (ages 8 - 11)
Page Count256
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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