This is one of the oldest stories in the world, and it's about many things that still matter to us today: friendship, fame, courage, happiness. Gilgamesh and Enkidu are friends--best friends. Together they can work wonders, fight monsters, brave earthquakes, travel the world! But waiting in the dark is the one enemy they can never overcome. Retold by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, and illustrated with great power by David Parkins, Gilgamesh the Hero is a story that will linger in the imagination long after the book has been put down. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
One of the oldest stories in the world is told in this book that focuses on Gilgamesh and Enkidu, best friends who work wonders together. But there is one enemy they can never overcome. Illustrations.
Gr 6-9-In this evocative retelling of the oldest recorded epic, McCaughrean
delivers primordial themes to a modern audience. Arresting images and potent
storytelling make this an impressive presentation. Copyright 2004 Reed
Geraldine McCaughrean retells the oldest recorded story, adapted for children,
in Gilgamesh the Hero, illus. by David Parkins. The great king Gilgamesh
fights Huwawa, Guardian of the Cedar Forests, slays the Bull of Heaven, seeks
the secret of immortality and travels the world in this dramatic story of a
powerful ruler who is both loved and hated by his people. Copyright 2003
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