The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles  -     By: Padraic Colum
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The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Simon & Schuster / 2004 / Paperback

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Join Jason and the Argo crew as they embark on a perilous quest to recover the golden fleece of a wondrous winged ram! Skillfully blending Jason's saga with other classic legends, Padraic Colum creates a compelling introduction to Greek myth for young readers. Recommended for ages 10 and up. A 1922 Newbery Honor book.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0689868847
ISBN-13: 9780689868849
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-12

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Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. Author Padraic Colum weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek mythology to create this captivating epic about life, war, and astounding beings who lived in a time long past.

Author Bio

Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was a poet, a playwright, and a leader of the Irish Renaissance, but he is best known for his works for children, including The Children of Odin and The Golden Fleece (a Newbery Honor Book). William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books.

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Publishers Weekly Colum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.

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